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Sputum Viral Culture

Test Name:Sputum Viral Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB5294  
CPT Code:87140, 87254, 87255
Specimen(s) Type:Sputum  
Acceptable Container(s):
SAMPLE MUST BE RECEIVED ON ICE
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Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 5 days
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately on ice, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C within 72 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No virus isolated.
Additional Information:Viral sputum cultures include Enterovirus, CMV, HSV, VZV, and Respiratory viruses. Viral transport media is available in the laboratory.