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Mycobacterial Identification and Susceptibility Panel (92186)


Nucleic Acid Probe; Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Fligt; DNA Sequencing


AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB; AFB Susceptibilities

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Standard TAT

30-31 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure isolate collected on an agar slant in a double-walled container

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Positive broth bottle or tube is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Processing Instructions

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

Included Tests

Susceptibility Panel performed is based on the organism identified.


For Nocardia Identification refer to TC 14673 Bacterial Identification and Susceptibility, Aerobic or TC 34118 Bacteria Identification, Aerobic.

CPT Codes

87190; 87186