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Lab Test Dictionary

Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, 2 Drug, MIC (90278)


Gradient 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

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.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Isolate in Thioglycollate broth; Aerobic slant, plate or swab; Frozen isolates (unless <70 C in Glycerol broth)

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source, organism ID and 2 drugs in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes

87181 (x2)