Respiratory Culture for Cystic fibrosis patients
Investigation of respiratory tract infections in Cystic fibrosis patients.
Manual bacterial culture.
|Tube||Sputum potWhite universal|
|Additional Information||Culture is carried out for a wider range of bacteria and fungi so it is essential to indicate on request form if CF patient or request specifically on ICE|
|Turn Around||7 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||Expectorated sputum or induced sputum are the preferred samples for culture.In certain patients, particularly younger patients, this may be difficult to obtain so cough swabs are accepted|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|