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5653: AFB Suscept: Other Mycobacterium spp. by Agar Proportion Print View
CULTURE      

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

Assess treatment of slowly growing nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM). Susceptibility testing of such organism should be considered only for those that are clinically significant (e.g., isolates recovered from sterile sites such as blood, tissues and body fluids and multiple isolates from sputum).

Preparation of isolate for susceptibility testing:
1. Culture on Lowenstein-Jensen (L-J) or 7H11 culture plate or agar
slant.
2. Growth on broth based media such as BACTEC, MGIT, etc.
3. 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)
14 days

CPT Code
87190x9

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 work up pending clarification with the client. There will be separate charges for each organism that requires susceptibility testing. 2. If broth submitted is mixed with other Mycobacterium species or non-acid fast bacteria, it will be subbed onto an agar plate for isolation. This will delay test results. CPT Codes: 87190x9






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