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2947: Modified Hodge Test [55655] Print View
Organism      
Modified Hodge Test DISK DIFF     

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

1 pure Enterobacteriaceae slant (preferred), swab or plate.
Organism identification must be supplied.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87184x8

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
Reject Criteria: Mixed isolates; Organisms other than Enterobacteriaceae; Nonviable organisms; Received frozen
Specimen Stability:
Room Temperature: based on viability
Refrigerated: based on viability
Frozen: Unacceptable
Methodology: Modified Disk Diffusion






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