Autopsy resp swab

Autopsy Respiratory Culture

Test Name:   Autopsy Respiratory Culture
Alternate Name (s):    
Laboratory Module:   Microbiology
Ordering Mnemonic:   ALUNG - swab of lung

ABRONCH- swab of bronchus

ARESP- swab of respiratory source


Specimen Type:   

A swab of the  area that is of concern.

Collection Container:   Amies Transport Media
Container Information
Amies Transport MediaAmies Transport Media
Collection Information:   The physician will take a swab of the area in question. The swab is then quickly transferred to the transport media, then labeled appropriately and then sent to the laboratory.
Test Schedule:  


Turnaround Time:   Routine

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Stat / Urgent

Preliminary: 24 hours

Final: 72 hours

Reference Interval:  


Critical Values:   As growth is detected and identified the information is made available to the health care provider.
Lab Process Notes :    
Storage & Transport:   The swab should be maintained at room temperature until transport to the lab. Once in the lab the specimen will be stored at room temperature in the microbiology rack.
Test Referred to :    On site, BGH laboratory


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