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Lab Test Dictionary

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

Methodology

Etest Gradient


Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Daily

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

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

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)


Revised

09-26-22