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ID:594 Sputum culture - Cystic Fibrosis patients
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DescriptionGiven the propensity of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) to develop complicated respiratory tract infections, samples from this patient group are analysed in more detail for pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Selective cultures are also performed for less common organisms, such as Burkholderia cepacia complex, which can cause fulminant pneumonitis in CF patients. Additional cultures for fungi, such as Aspergillus spp. are also performed routinely. Because expectorated sputum samples may be difficult to obtain, particularly from younger CF patients, cough swabs are also processed from this patient group.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeSputum pot
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Collection ConditionsExpectorated sputum or if not possible, please send a cough swab using charcoal amies medium. (same type as used for wound swab)
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IP Acute TAT9 days
IP Routine TAT9 days
GP Acute TAT9 days
GP Routine TAT9 days
Turnround CommentNA

Originally edited by : Dr M Denton. Review due on 07/09/2019 09:37:27. Published By K Roberts on 07/09/2018 09:37:27.