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5648: AFB Identification Mycobacterium spp. by HPLC Print View
CULTURE   By Report   

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

The assay is for the identification of Mycobacterium species isolated from cultures and for other Mycobacterium species for which the commercial DNA probes are negative.

1. Culture on Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) or 7H11 agar or broth based
media (BACTEC, MGIT, etc).
2. Wrap parafilm around the screw cap of slant or lid of broth or
culture plate and wrap in paper towel.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday

Reported (Analytical Time)
7 days

CPT Code
87143

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. Specimens received that are contaminated with bacteria may delay results. 3. Slow growing Mycobacteria may require additional time for identification. 4. If M. tuberculosis complex is isolated, susceptibility testing will be performed and a fee will be charged. For other organisms, susceptibility testing will be performed upon request. Call Client Services for details. 5. Speciation by HPLC may be supplemented with biochemical testing. 6. If Mycobacterium tuberculosis is suspected please order test code 2939 AFB IDENTIFICATION BY DNA PROBE [GEN PROBE] W/REFLEX HPLC.






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