Pathology - Test Catalog
>2 ml Fluid
Gram smear included with culture
Sputum or tracheal aspirate in sterile container, mucous specimen trap or ear drainage collected in sterile container or swab culture collection/transport system
Deliver to lab within 2 hours of collection
2 hour at room temperature
No growth / Quantity of potential pathogens/quantity of normal respiratory flora; identification and sensitivity performed according to lab criteria.
24 hours, 7 days a week
Negative at 2 days; Preliminary reports issued at 18 - 24 hours.
Normal Respiratory Flora