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Test Code SPUT Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory


Shipping Instructions


Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of collection.



Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Patient Preparation: Have patient rinse his/her mouth with water immediately prior to specimen collection. This reduces the number of contaminating oropharyngeal bacteria.

Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, trachea, endotracheal tube, etc.

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: An early-morning expectorated sputum is preferred.


Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of lower respiratory bacterial infections including pneumonia

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
COMM Identification Commercial Kit No, (Bill Only) No
RMALD Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec No, (Bill Only) No
GID Bacteria Identification No, (Bill Only) No
ISAE Aerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
REFID Additional Identification Procedure No, (Bill Only) No
SALS Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
EC Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
SHIG Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
STAP Identification Staphylococcus No, (Bill Only) No
STRP Identification Streptococcus No, (Bill Only) No
BLA Beta Lactamase No, (Bill Only) No
SIDC Ident Serologic Agglut Method 4 No, (Bill Only) No
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

Method Name

Conventional Culture Technique

Reporting Name

Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Resp

Specimen Type

Varies

Specimen Minimum Volume

2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 24 hours
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

No growth or usual flora

Identification of probable pathogens

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87070-Bacteria, Culture, Aerobic, Respiratory

87077-Identification Commercial Kit (if appropriate)

87077-Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)

87077-Bacteria Identification (if appropriate)

87153-Aerobe Ident by Sequencing (if appropriate)

87077-Additional Identification Procedure (if appropriate)

87147 x 1-3-Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident (if appropriate)

87147-Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 4-Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 2-6 - Serologic Agglut Method 4 Ident (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Staphylococcus (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Streptococcus (if appropriate)

87185-Beta Lactamase (if appropriate)

87798-Identification by PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SPUT Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Resp 634-6

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SPUT Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, Resp 634-6