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17221: Bacterial 16s rDNA Sequencing Print View
Specimen Source:      
Bacterial rDNA Sequencing      

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

This test uses DNA sequencing and analysis of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene to identify bacteria at the genus and/or species level. Genotypic test are useful in the identification of unusual and new emerging pathogens. Genus and species information can be used to select appropriate therapeutic and management strategies.

Preferred specimen is culture isolate in an agar slant in a double
walled container. Mixed cultures will not be accepted. Subculture
isolate to the appropriate slant and submit in double walled
container.

Specimen Stability:
Room temperature and Refrigerated: Determined by Viability
Frozen: Unacceptable
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Reported (Analytical Time)
9-13 days

CPT Code
87153

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
Methodology: 16S Sequencing Reject Criteria: Mixed cultures or cultures shipped frozen Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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