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2947: Modified Hodge Test Print View
Hodge Test DISK DIFF     

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant   Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Pure Culture Agar Plate   Refrigerated - 24 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

The assay provides identification if bacterial isolates submitted are Hodge Test Positive. 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 antobiotic classes including the aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, and sulfa drugs.

Ship specimen at ambient temperature within 24 hours of collection.
See "Guidelines for Shipping Infectious Substances."
1- Indicate the organism identification.
2- Acceptable specimens: Pure culture of an actively growing bacteria
either grown on a slant or culter plate.
3- Unacceptable specimens: Growth in liquid media, frozen, nonviable
organisms.
4- Refer to Appendix B for detailed collection instructions.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
5 days

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
1- Send PURE culture only. If the specimen is mixed, there will be no workup pending clarification with the client. There will be separate charges for each organism that requires identification. 2- If the specimen is mixed, or contaminated with other bacteria, may delay test results. 3- Organisms other than Enterobacteriaceae, nonviable organisms, and frozen samples are unacceptable for this test. 4- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing on significant pathogens will be performed at client's request and an additional fee will be charged.






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