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61800:REFERRED ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY & EVALUATION
Methodology:MIC, Etest, or Kirby-Bauer
Edit Date:6/11/2010
Performed:Daily
Released:Preliminary 24 hours. Final 48-72 hours.
CPT Code:87186 or 87184
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:Viable organism in pure culture on tubed media. If organism is a gram positive bacillus, order Aerobic Organism Identification with Susceptibility (80274).
Handling:Use CO² generator or candle jar for organisms requiring CO² . Use anaerobic generator for anaerobic organisms. Keep ambient. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Avoid extreme heat or cold. Package organisms according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Stability:Ambient. Unstable frozen.
Transport:Ambient.
Comments:Source of specimen and organism name are required. If an incorrect or incomplete organism identification is provided, the identification will be repeated. An additional charge will be added.
Rejection Criteria:Non-viable organism; mixed culture; frozen specimen.

MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST