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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeSPUT
Method

Gram stain and  routine culture

External Price$46.52(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

Sputum should consist of lower respiratory secretions only and free of food and/or medication.

Only one good quality specimen per day is required for routine culture.

Patient SpecimenSputum (as per nursing protocol)
Paediatric SpecimenSputum (as per nursing protocol)
Sample Delivery to LabASAP to lab at room temperature. Do not refrigerate
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Bacteriology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Test AvailabilityMon - Sun, 24 hrs
Turnaround TimeGram stain 1 hr, culture 1 - 3 days
Reference Interval

Clinical: Microbiologist

Technical: 1) Ros Podmore, Elaine Keith

 

Additional Information

Patient preparation: Pre collection mouth rinse with distilled water or saline recommended.

Relevant clinical details will assist in correct specimen handling.

Specimens heavily contaminated with epithelial cells and saliva, which represent oropharyngeal contamination will be rejected (this does not include induced/physiotherapist collected sputum).

Delphic Number Test Number2044

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