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Lab Test Dictionary

Mycobacterium Slow Grower MIC (Panel) (19775X)


Broth Microdilution


ABF; Acid Fast Bacili; Mycobacteria; Mycobacterial; Mycobacterium; MTB; TB

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other ReferenceTest

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Standard TAT

14-21 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 Slant, Plate or Broth

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

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).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Raw specimens; Isolates overgrown with bacteria; Yeast; Fungi

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID, source and organism ID 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

Amikacin, Ciprofloxacin, Clarithromycin, Doxycycline, Ethambutol, Ethionamide, Isoniazid, Linezolid, Moxifloxacin, Rifampin, Rifabutin, Streptomycin and Trimeth/Sulfa.

CPT Codes