Test Details

Mnemonic

AOIRS

Ordering Code

3516170

CPT-4 Code(s)

CPT and price variable, based upon methodology

Specimen Information

Collect

Actively growing organism
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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 pathogens.
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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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Reference Range

Complete identification, with susceptibility
of clinically significant isolates.
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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