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Lab Test Dictionary

Mycobacterium Slow Grower MIC (18429)


Broth Microdilution


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

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; A.M.

Standard TAT

17 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

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

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Identification is required.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Raw specimens; Isolates overgrown with bacteria, yeast or fungi

Processing Instructions

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

Included Tests

Susceptibility drugs: Amikacin, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Doxycycline, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Isoniazid, Linezolid, Moxifloxacin, Rifampin, Rifbatuin, Streptomycin and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole

CPT Codes