Burkholderia cepacia Workup

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Syed Faisal Mahmood, MBBS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Culture B cepacia from body fluids.

Although B cepacia–positive cultures from nonsterile sites (eg, respiratory secretions, urine in the setting of Foley catheters) nearly always represent colonization, presence in sterile body fluids such as blood or CSF mandates consultation with an infectious disease specialist.