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culture, bacterial, cystic fibrosis without smear
Synonyms: Cystic Fibrosis Culture 
Computer Code: CFCO
Specimen Collection: Sputum, bronchial wash, brush or lavage; tracheal aspirate. Submit specimens in sterile, capped container. Throat swab is acceptable only from cystic fibrosis patients. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at 2-8ÂșC within 24 hours. 
Reference Values: Normal Respiratory Flora: alpha-hemolytic Streptococci, non-hemolytic Streptococci, Micrococcus sp., Neisseria sp., Coryneforme bacilli, some Haemophilus species. Potential pathogens may include Haemophilus influenzae, gram negative bacilli, Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, yeast. Beta hemolytic Streptococci group A in any quantity is considered a pathogen. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated or requested. To rule out Burkholderia cepacia a cystic fibrosis culture is preferred.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: 3-7 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87070 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/23/2014
Time: 11:53:36 (24hr)