|Category||Microbiology >> Microbiology|
|Sample & container required||Respiratory samples (sputum, BAL, BW, TA); Sputum samples (expectorated or induced)|
|Sample container||Sterile universal container (not sputum trap container)|
|Transport storage||Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection or refrigerate overnight|
|Turnaround time||7-10 days|
Please request separately. Not included in standard respiratory culture testing. Samples may be referred to the Atypical Pneumonia Unit, Public Health England, for further investigation.