Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Respiratory

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Sputum: Patient should cough deeply to collect material from the lower respiratory tract (not saliva). Transport in a sterile container. Tracheal aspirate-Collect in a Luki tube.

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
48 hrs

Special Instructions
Transport immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours

Ranges
Normal flora

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