Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CULTURE CYSTIC FIBROSIS

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CFC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87070.15         Geisinger Epic ID: 14859

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Respiratory specimen from patients with cystic fibrosis
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sputum Collector
Collection Trap
Special notes:
Check expiration date on transport device before use.
Patient preparation:
Patient instruction required (see Microbiology Collection Appendix Sputum Collection Guidelines)

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Specimen stability:
Unpreserved specimens, room temperature, < 24 hours
Swabs, room temperature, < 72 hours
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Expired collection device/swab. Grossly contaminated specimen. Delay in transport or transport at wrong temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No growth or normal pharyngeal flora
CPT code(s):
87070
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 semiquantitation of aerobic respiratory pathogens. Bacterial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing performed as appropriate. Additional charges may apply.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
CYSTIC FIBROSIS
CF
CULTURE
Clinical significance:
Diagnosis of microbial pathogens from patients with cystic fibrosis requires special culture methods and culture media that are included in the CF culture. All potential respiratory tract pathogens are identified, with antimicrobial susceptibility testing performed when clinically appropriate.
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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