Test Details

Mnemonic

SPABM

Ordering Code

3400094

CPT-4 Code(s)

87181 per antibiotic tested

Specimen Information

Collect

Pure culture

Specimen Preparation

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

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Isolate in Thioglycollate broth, aerobic slant, plate or swab, frozen isolates (unless ≤70°C in glycerol broth)

Stability

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

Methodology

Gradient Diffusion
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Reference Range

See report
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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