CULTURE BRONCHIAL BACTERIAL (BRB)
: BRB, BAL culture
: 87070: aerobic culture 87205: gram stain
: Culture and gram stain
: No growth
: Sterile container
: Bronchial lavage, brush, wash
: > 10 mL
: 10 mL
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Non sterile or leaking container. Excessive delay in transport.
: Gram stain: 3 hours after arrival in Microbiology Lab Culture: 2-5 days
: Specify source. Gram stain included with culture and has a separate charge. There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. If Neisseria gonorrheae is suspected ask for GC culture to be included. If quantitative culture is needed, note on requisition; there will be an extra charge for quantitative culture.
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