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18869: Carbapenemase Detection, Phenotypic Print View
Organism      
Carbapenemase Det,Pheno DISK DIFF     

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

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)- producing organisms can be a difficult therapeutic challenge, due to their broad spectrum of resistance to beta-lactams. The profile of KPC beta-lactam resistance is similar to that of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) with the addition of resistance to the carbapenems (imipenem, meropenem, doripenem, and ertapenem). In addition, KPC producers may be cross-resistant to a wide range of antibiotic classes including the aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, and sulfa drugs.

Organism identification must be supplied.

1 pure Enterobacteriaceae on slant, swab or plate
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87184

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
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability:
Room Temperature: varies with species and transport system
Refrigerated: varies with species and transport system
Frozen: unacceptable
Reject Criteria:
Mixed isolates Organisms other than Enterobacteriaceae Nonviable organisms
Methodology: Modified Disk Diffusion






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