Aerobic Culture and Susceptibility Test (Other Sterile Body Fluids)

Aerobic Culture and Susceptibility Test (Lower Respiratory Tract Specimen) Inclusion:
1. Gram Stain

Test Code:

LS-MIC-0009

Specimen:

Endotracheal/ Nasotracheal Aspirate; Bronchoalveolar lavage, brush or wash

Volume/Quantity:

≥ 1 mL

Schedule of Collection:

Prior to antimicrobial therapy

Collection/Storage/Handling/Transport:

Collection: Collect washing or aspirate in mucus trap : Place brush in 1 ml sterile NSS in a sterile container Storage: If ≤ 2 hours, store at Room Temperature : If > 2 hours, refrigerate at 4°C (maximum of 24 hours) Handling: Observe Triple Packaging Guidelines Transport: If specimen is ≤ 2 hours collected, transport at Room Temperature : Otherwise, transport with ice

Running Day:

Daily

Cut off Day and Time:

Not Applicable
Note: during weekends, holidays and after office hours, specimens are received in the clinical laboratory

Turnaround Time:

5 working days

Fee:

₱1,320.00

Status:

Available