Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE QUANT BRONCH

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
QBR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87071.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 19409

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Bronchial lavages and washing, lung lavages and washing, bronchial brushings
Preferred collection container:
Sterile brush in 1 mL of TSB
Special notes:
Includes Gram stain.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Specimen stability:
Room temperature, < 24 hours
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Grossly contaminated specimens. Delay in transport or transport at incorrect temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Normal pharyngeal flora, or less than 1000 col/mL = No growth
CPT code(s):
87071
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Isolation, identification, and quantitation of aerobic respiratory pathogens. Bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing performed as appropriate. Additional charges may apply. Includes Gram stain.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
BRONCH
BRONCH WASH
BRONCH BRUSH
BRONCH LAVAGE
CULTURE
Clinical significance:
Quantitative culture of BAL washings are used to establish a bacterial etiology of pulmonary disease. Detection of > 104 CFU/mL (> 103 CFU/mL for bronchial brush) of a respiratory tract pathogen is considered a positive test result, with antimicrobial susceptibility testing performed when clinically indicated.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Shoemaker
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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