Item Value
Test name Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, Respiratory
Available Stat? No
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range
Container type Clean container, swabs in transport media
Collection Instructions Submit expectorated sputum in cup with screw-on or snap-on lid.

For tissue samples collected by a surgical procedure, see entry for Head and Neck
Sample type BAL, lung biopsy, sputum, external eye, ear, or sinus drainage.

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667