Respiratory samples Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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Assay

Respiratory samples Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Key Words

CYSTIC

Specimen Collection

Specimen type: Bronchial aspirate, transthoracic aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, transtracheal aspirate, bronchial brushings, bronchial washings, endotracheal tube specimens, sputum – expectorated

Turnaround Time

2-7 days

Test Indications

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterized by chronic airway infections with intermittent pulmonary exacerbations.  Many opportunistic organisms not commonly recovered from healthy individuals have been associated with evolution of the airway disease in CF individuals over the last decade including gram negative non-lactose fermenting bacilli such as Burkholderia cepacia complex, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Achromobacter spp., and Inquilinus limosus.

Limitation/Interference

N/A

Reference Range

N/A

Analytical Error

N/A

Reference Change Value

N/A