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Burkholderia cepacia culture
|In House Availability||Set up daily, day and evening shifts|
|Container type||Clean container, swab(s) in transport media|
|Sample type||Sputum, Throat, BAL|
|Critical value||First B. cepacia isolate on a CF patient.|
|Synonyms||Bacterial culture; Pseudomonas cepacia|
|Stability||Refrigerated sputum: 24 hours
Room temperature swab: 12 hours
|Additional information||Special culture to improve detection of this significant organism in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.
Selective medium for this pathogen is routinely inoculated on respiratory cultures if the diagnosis of cystic fibrosis is written on the Microbiology requisition. Otherwise, culture for this organism is done only when requested on the requisition.
|Last Updated||10/2/2010 11:51:28 AM|
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