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14673: Bacterial Identification and Susceptibility, Aerobic Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status:      
Organism Identification      

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant   Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Aerobic bacteria identification and susceptibility is required for selecting optimal therapy.

Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory. Organism
must be viable.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87077

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Susceptibility will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87186 or 87184). Additional identification method may be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): Typing by immunofluorescent method 87140, Typing by agglutination 87147, or Sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene 87153). METHODOLOGY: Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time Of Flight and or Phenotypic Reject Criteria: Mixed culture; anaerobic organisms Transport Temperature: Room temperature Specimen Stability: Frozen Unacceptable






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