SUSCEPTABILITY PANEL, ANAEROBIC BACTERIA, MIC (GRADIENT)

Specimen Required
Send pure culture of anaerobic isolate on a slant, plate, or swab. Transport swabs in an appropriate Amies agar gel transport medium. Send refrigerated.

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

Methodology
Etest Gradient

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

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time6-8 days
Test CodeANSGR
CPT-4 Code (s)
87181 x 9
LOINC Codes
Organism:   42803-7  
Ampicillin/Sulbactam:   32-3  
Cefoxitin:   116-4  
Cefotetan:   112-3  
Clindamycin:   193-3  
Imipenem:   279-0  
Meropenem:   6652-2  
Metronidazole:   327-7  
Penicillin:   6932-8  
Piperacillin/Tazobactam:   412-7  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory