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Test Code CFTHR Culture, Throat, Cystic Fibrosis

Additional Information

Gram stain not performed.

Reflex Tests

Susceptibility testing only performed on isolates considered clinically significant.

Collection Container

E-swab, Amies swab

Specimen Required

Pharyngeal swab

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

For specimens submitted on Eswab: 48 hours refrigerated or room temperature.

For other swab types: 24 hours refrigerated.

Reasons for Rejection

NOT a cystic fibrosis patient. Inappropriate source of specimen.

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

3 - 4 days

Reference Ranges

Normal flora isolated

LOINC Code

623-9

EMR Interface Order Code

55779