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Lab Test Dictionary

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Panel, Anaerobic Bacteria, MIC (Gradient) (70242)


Etest Gradient

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, plate or swab

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

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

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Frozen: Unacceptable

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 and organism ID in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet.

Included Tests

Ampicillin/sulbactam, Cefoxitin, Cefotetan, Clindamycin, Imipenem,, Meropenem, Metroidazole, Penicillin and Piperacillin/tazobactam.

CPT Codes

87181 (x9)