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Test Code RESPIRATORY CULTURE RESPIRATORY CULTURE

Order Code

RESC

Alt Test Name

Sputum Culture

Methodology

Conventional Culture Technique

Prefered Specimen Type

Sputum, bronchial washings, alveolar lavage, or tracheal aspirates

Specimen Requirements

sputum should be from a deep cough

Routine Analytic Time

2-3 Days

STAT Analytic Time

Not Available

Department

Microbiology