Pathology - Test Catalog

Test Catalog

Respiratory Culture (Cystic Fibrosis)

Test Name: Respiratory Culture (Cystic Fibrosis)
Alternate Description:
LIS Code:
Lab Section:


Minimum Volume:

>2 ml Fluid

Test Includes:

Gram stain and culture

Container (Microbiology):

Sputum, tracheal or Bronchial Aspirate in sterile container. Throat in swab culture collection/transport system

Transport Time:

Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection

Specimen Stability:

2 hours at room temperature

Specimen Transport:

Room Temperature

Test Results:

No growth / Quantity of potential pathogens/quantity of normal respiratory flora; identification and sensitivity performed according to lab criteria.


24 hours a day, seven days a week

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

Negative at 4 days; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours

Reference Value:

Normal Respiratory Flora