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Test Code CFSPUT Culture, Sputum, Cystic Fibrosis

Additional Information

Gram stain included. For cystic fibrosis patients only. Additional media will be added for better isolation of fastidious organisms.

Reflex Tests

Susceptibility testing only performed on isolates considered clinically significant.

Collection Container

Sterile sealed container

Specimen Required

Sputum (expectorated or induced), endotracheal aspirate

Specimen Volume

5 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

24 hours refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

NOT a cystic fibrosis patient. Specimen will be processed as a non-cystic fibrosis culture

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

3 - 4 days

Reference Ranges

Normal flora isolated



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