Respiratory samples for culture

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Assay

Respiratory samples for culture

Key Words

RESP

Specimen Collection

Specimen type: Bronchial aspirate, transthoracic aspirate, bronchoalveolar lavage, transtracheal aspirate, bronchial brushings, protected catheter specimens, bronchial washings, endotracheal tube specimens, sputum – expectorated Collection: All specimens should be fresh and taken before antimicrobial treatment is started.

Turnaround Time

2-4 days

Test Indications

The expression lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) includes pneumonia, where there is inflammation of the lung parenchyma, and infections such as bronchiolitis that affect the small airways. Lung abscess, where the lung parenchyma is replaced by pus filled cavities, and empyema, where pus occupies the pleural space, are less common manifestations of LRTI.

Limitation/Interference

N/A

Reference Range

N/A

Analytical Error

N/A

Reference Change Value

N/A