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Lab Test Dictionary

Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, 3 Drug, MIC (90279)

Methodology

Etest Gradient


Synonyms

Susceptibilities

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Friday

Standard TAT

4-7 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure culture of anaerobic isolate on a slant or plate in a double-walled safety container

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Swabs transport in an appropriate Amies agar gel transport medium (or equivalent) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

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

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source, organism ID and 3 drugs in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet.


CPT Codes

87181


Revised

09-26-22