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5360: M. avium (MAC) Complex Culture ID [DNA Probe] Print View
M. avium Complex (MAC) DNA PROBE  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Pure Culture Agar Slant 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s) See COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS./// 
ALTERNATE

Rapid DNA probe test that utilizes the technique of nucleic hybridization for the identification of M. avium complex (MAC complex) isolated from culture.

See "Guidelines for Shipping Infectious Substances".
Preparation of Isolate for Identification and/or Susceptibility:
1. Culture on Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) or 7H11 agar slant within a
glass screw-cap tube.
2. Wrap Parafilm around the screw cap and wrap the tube in
paper towel to protect the glass tube from breaking inside
the container.
3. Place the properly labeled tube into appropriate sized
container. On the outer container affix a label "Etiologic
Agent/Biomedical Material."
4. Ship specimen by overnight courier (following
courier regulations) at ambient temperature.

Also acceptable: Broth (growth in 7H9 broth, BACTEC 12b and MGIT).
Setup Schedule
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87149

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 submitted is mixed, there will be separate charges for each organism that requires Mycobacterium identification. 2. There may be a delay in turn around time if the specimen submitted is mixed with non-acid fast bacteria or the broth has insufficient organism mass to perform DNA probe. 3. If MAC is identified, susceptibility testing will be done at client's request for an additional charge. Call Client Services for details.






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