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Test Catalog

Test ID: CFRC    
Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

If susceptibilities are also desired, order CFRCS / Bacterial Culture, Cystic Fibrosis with Antimicrobial Susceptibilities, Varies.

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 48 hours of collection.

 

For more information see Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Sputum, expectorated or induced

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Acceptable:

Specimen Type: Bronchial aspirate or washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, endotracheal, or tracheal

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

 

Specimen Type: Throat swab

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

BD E-Swab (T853)

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Dry swab Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated48 hours