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Methodology: Standard reference procedures for aerobic bacterial identification and/or 16s rDNA sequencing for select bacterial isolates.
Edit Date: 11/12/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Varies
CPT Code: 87077-90 and/or 87158-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Actively growing organism in pure culture on agar slant or on a swab in bacterial transport media. Source of specimen is required.
Stability: 7 days ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Transport: Ambient in sealed container. Transport organism in double container according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines. Include a warning if organism is suspected to be a dangerous pathogen (Salmonella, Shigella, Neisseria Meningitidis, etc).
Rejection Criteria: Non-viable organism; mixed culture; leaking container; organism submitted in liquid medium; refrigerated or frozen specimen.

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