SUSCEPTABILITY PANEL, ANAEROBIC BACTERIA, MIC (GRADIENT)

Specimen Required
Send pure culture of anaerobic isolate. Collect specimens using an Amies gel transport swab, Amies liquid elution swab (Eswab) or equivalent. Number of antibiotics tested is dependent on organism ID. Send refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria
Isolate in Thioglycollate broth, aerobic slant, plate or swab, frozen isolates (unless <=70°C in glycerol broth)

Methodology
Gradient Diffusion

Stability
Room temperature: Determined by viability; Refrigerated: Determined by viability; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time6-8 days
Test CodeSPABM
CPT-4 Code (s)
87181 per antibiotic tested
LOINC Codes
Organism:   42803-7  
Ampicillin/Sulbactam:   18865-6  
Clindamycin:   193-3  
Imipenem:   279-0  
Meropenem:   6652-2  
Metronidazole:   327-7  
Penicillin:   6932-8  

Warde
Medical
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