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Culture, Sputum (includes Gram Stain)

Mnemonic:    [C SPUTUM]
Name:    Culture, Sputum (includes Gram Stain)
Specimen:     Lower respiratory material: sputum, bronchial brushings, BAL secretions, washings, tracheal aspirate, gastric aspirate (neonates), or biopsy. Source of specimen is required.
Reference Range:    Normal flora
  Method:    Bacteriologic Culture
Note:    Gram stain included. Deliver immediately.Reported at 2 days.

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