Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Respiratory Culture With Gram Stain Order Code : RESPG
Synonyms: Sputum Culture; Respiratory Cult/Gram Stain
Specimen Type: Respiratory Secretions, Expectorated sputum (first morning specimen is preferred), induced sputum, endotracheal aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage and transtracheal aspirate
Container Type: Sterile Container
Required Volume: 2-10 mL, also see www.stanfordlab.com/pages/microbiology.htm
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL, also see www.stanfordlab.com/pages/microbiology.htm
Methodology: Standard Reference Procedure
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Special Handling: Ship immediately to Stanford Microbiology Lab. Refrigerated. See Microbiology Collection Procedures in this Lab Guide. Cystic fibrosis patient samples require special handling. Make note if patient is CF and use CFRESP test code to order cultures.
CPT Codes: 87070, 87205
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB2842
SHC EPIC Code: LABRESPG
Causes For Rejection: Sputum and ETA specimen may be rejected based on Gram Stain screen. Ordering site notified if rejected.
Department: Microbiology