Test Name: TRACHEAL ASPIRATE CULTURE (CF)
EPIC Search Term: LABCFTAC
Synonyms: CFTAC,Tracheal aspirate,
Panel Composition: Direct gram stain.
Routine aerobic culture.
Susceptibility testing will be performed appropriate to organism isolated if indicated per Microbiology protocol.
Preferred Container: 1 x Sterile Container
Specimen Information: For tracheal aspirate obtained from a Cystic fibrosis patient, order CFTAC.
Specimen Transport: Deliver sample to lab immediately.
Testing Frequency: Inoculation 24 hours; Cultures read daily.
Expected Turn Around Time: Negative cultures - 5 days
Reference Ranges: No organisms isolated.
Normal oropharyngeal flora.
Mixed Respiratory flora
Test Performed By: Texas Children's Hospital Pathology Services

Available at TCH Main Campus: 832-824-5152
6621 Fannin, MC 1-2261
Houston, TX 77030-2399
Lab Section: Microbiology