BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND SUSCEPTIBILITY, AEROBIC

Specimen Required
Send pure isolate on an agar slant in a double-walled container at room temperature. Stability of the isolates will be determined by the performing laboratory. Organism must be viable.

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