Specimen: Submit 5-10 mL (1 mL min.) Sputum in a sterile screw capped container. Ship refrigerated.

Stability (Room): 2 hrs

Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs

Stability (Frozen): N/A

Method: Conventional culture, Automated-MIC, MALDITOF-MS, KBDD

Comment: If AFB is suspected, use test code M050 CULTURE AFB, RAPID. If fungus is suspected, use test code M104 CULTURE FUNGUS, and/or M096 CULTURE FUNGUS, NOCARDIA.

Price: Contact Medilab

Turnaround time (TAT): 3 days

Usage: Common organisms isolated are S.aureus, Pseudomonas, Coliform bacilli. On identification of the organism, antibiotic susceptibilities are performed that aid in selection of appropriate antibiotic for treatment.

Specialty: Physician, Chest Physician

Disease: Physician, Chest Physician

Components: Includes ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY if indicated

Courier Charges:

Home Collection: Available


Pre-test Information: No special preparation required

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