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Lab Test Dictionary

Mycobacterium Avium Complex MIC Panel (19796X)


Broth Microdilution


Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC); M. Avium; AFB; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; MTB; TB; AFB Susceptibility; AFB Susceptibilities

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

14-21 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 slant, plate, or broth. Pure culture of isolate safely contained in Lowenstein-Jensen, Middlebrook 7H10 agar slant/plate or equivalent, or positive AFB broth medium (requires subculture prior to testing).

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Identification of isolate is required.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Raw specimens; Isolates overgrown with bacteria; Yeast; Fungi

Processing Instructions

Indicate original specimen ID, source and organism ID in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet. Must be submitted in a double-walled container or in 95K bag under room temp.

Included Tests

Amikacin, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Isoniazid, Linezolid, Moxifloxacin, Rifampin, Rifabutin, and Streptomycin.

CPT Codes