Bronchial culture, stain, quantitative

Alphabetical Test listing

Bronchial culture, stain, quantitative-7620

  
Bronchial culture, stain, quantitative
  
7620
  
LAB7620
  
BRONCH QUANT
  
Bronchial culture
QBC
Quantitative bronch culture
  

Routine bronch culture and quantitative bronch cultures (7620) should not both be ordered, as these are duplicate cultures with differing methods of quantitation.

  
Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
  

Sterile container

 

 

  

Sterile container

  
Bronchial brushing
  

Optimal - in 1 mL bacterial transport medium

Acceptable - Sterile nonbacteriostatic saline or Ringers lactate solution

  

Ambient - 30 minutes (optimal), however specimens received within 2 hours are acceptable

Refrigerated - NO

Frozen - NO

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
    • Specimens received in Cytolyte
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
    • Bronchial washings are unacceptable.
      • Order a routine Bronchial Culture (6653/BRO) instead.
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
3 days
  

Quantitative culture and gram stain

  

Diagnostic threshold:
BAL: ≥104 col/mL
Bronchial brushing: ≥103 col/mL

  

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.

  
87071
87205
Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
08/05/2005
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020