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Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Nocardia/Aerobic Actinomycetes, MIC Panel (90396)


Broth Microdilution



Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Standard TAT

18-19 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure culture of Nocardia spp., or other aerobic actinomycetes safely contained (including but not limited to: Rhodococcus, Gordonia, Tsukamurella or Streptomyces)

Container Type

Agar Slant

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Mixed cultures; Organisms not considered Nocardia or aerobic actinomycetes; Raw specimens; Frozen isolates; Isolates overgrown with bacteria, yeast or fungi

Processing Instructions

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

Included Tests

Amikacin, Amoxicillin/Clavulanate, Cefepime, Ceftriaxone, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Doxycycline, Imipenem, Linezolid, Minocycline, Moxifloxacin, Tigecycline, Tobramycin and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole.

CPT Codes