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Bronchial Washing Culture

Alternative Names:BW Culture
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:RSC
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Registration Instructions:

Cultures for Burkholderia cepacia or Nocardia spp must be specifically requested as specific cultures are set up with extended incubation times. CSP Note: These are ordered as separate procedures.

Specimen Types:Bronchial Washings
Container Types:
Plain 70mL potPlain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Mycobacterium and Legionella investigations are not included in a general Bronchial Washing culture; they must be specifically requested.

Cultures for Burkholderia cepacia or Nocardia spp must be specifically requested as specific cultures are set up with extended incubation times. CSP Note: These are ordered as separate procedures.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:

 

 

Assay Frequency:Daily