BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND SUSCEPTIBILITY, AEROBIC

Specimen Required
Send pure isolate on an agar slant in a double-walled container at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria
Mixed culture, Anarobic organisms, Frozen

Methodology
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight and or Phenotypic

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

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time4-15 days
Test CodeBISUA
CPT-4 Code (s)
87077, plus others for susceptibility and/or additional ID if performed, charges
LOINC Codes
Specimen Source   31208-2  
Status   8251-1  
Organism Identification   42803-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory