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4471: Bacterial Identification, Anaerobic Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status:      
Anaerobic Bacterial ID      

PRIMARY
1 Anaerobic Transport Media   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
2 Isolate Anaerobic Bag   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 72 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE

The clinical significance of an isolate varies with the body site of origin and clinical symptoms manifested.

Swab or plate of pure culture in anaerobic transport system.

Note: Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory.
Organism must be viable. Thioglycollate broth is not recommended.

Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
4 days

CPT Code
87076

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
Reject Criteria: Mixed culture; non-viable isolate Methodology: Phenotypic; Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight If the organism cannot be identified by the original method additional charges (CPT code(s): DNA sequencing 87153, Serological Typing 87147) may be added. Additional organisms that are identified will incur an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87076 or 87077).






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