Test Details

Mnemonic

AERI

Ordering Code

3515260

CPT-4 Code(s)

87077 and/or 87153. CPT code and price for identification may vary based upon method.

Specimen Information

Collect

Organism in pure culture
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Specimen Preparation

Transport actively growing organism in pure culture in a sealed transport container, in an individually sealed bag, at room temperature. Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.
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Transport Temperature

Room temperature
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Rejection Criteria

Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable
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Methodology

Identification methods may include biochemical, mass spectrometry or sequencing.
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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