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Lab Test Dictionary

Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, 1 Drug, MIC (90276)


Gradien Diffusion



Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4-5 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure culture of anaerobic isolate on a slant or plate.

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Transport in an anaerobic environment; slant, plate, or swab. Collect swab specimen using an Amies gel transport swab, Amies liquid elution swab (ESWAB), or equivalent. Isolate identification must be supplied with the request. Refrigerated preferred and may help improve isolate viability.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Isolate in Thioglycollate broth; Aerobic slant; Plate or swab; Frozen isolates (unless in glycerol broth-acceptable)

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source, organism ID and 1 drug in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes