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92185: Anaerobic Bacteria Identification and Susceptibility Print View
Specimen Source:      
Status      
Anaerobic Bacterial ID      

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

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

Swab or plate of pure culture in an anaerobic transport system.

Note:
Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory. Organism
must be viable. Thioglycollate broth is not recommended.
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
Specimen Requirements: Pure isolate collected in an anaerobic transport tube or isolate on a plate in an anaerobic bag Reject Criteria: Mixed culture; non-viable isolate Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Phenotypic, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Susceptibility will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87181 per antibiotic). Additional identification may be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87076). DNA sequencing may be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87153).






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