AEROBIC ORGANISM IDENTIFICATION

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Transport actively growing organism in pure culture in a sealed transport container, in an individually sealed bag, at room temperature. Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.

Rejection Criteria
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms

Methodology
Identification methods may include biochemical, mass spectrometry or sequencing.

Stability
Room Temperature: 7 days; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Complete identification of clinically significant isolates

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround TimeVaries
Test CodeAERI
CPT-4 Code (s)
87077 CPT code and price for identification may vary based upon method.
LOINC Codes
634-6

Warde
Medical
Laboratory