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Lab Test Dictionary

10-Drug MIC Plus Panel (NTM10)


AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB; AFB Susceptibility; AFB Susceptibilities

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest forwards to National Jewish (TSO)

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4 Weeks

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Slant or 2 mL of a broth culture

Container Type

Agar Slant

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms; Organisms on a Petri dish

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source, organism ID and drug in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet. Requires TSO form and completed NJH Mycobacteriology requisition submitted with specimen.

Included Tests

Rifampin/Ethambutal Combo for Slowly Growing Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria.


National Jewish test code: NTM10. Requires TSO form and completed NJH Mycobacteriology requisition.

CPT Codes

87181, 87186 (x2)