80272:AFB IDENTIFICATION WITH REFLEX TO SUSCEPTIBILITY

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80272:AFB IDENTIFICATION WITH REFLEX TO SUSCEPTIBILITY
Methodology: Standard reference procedures for identification and susceptibility testing of AFB. DNA probes available for M. tuberculosis complex and M. avium-intracellulare complex. DNA sequencing and other molecular techniques are used for other mycobacteria species.
Edit Date: 10/27/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Varies, depending on organism growth
CPT Code: CPT codes for identification and susceptibility vary based on method.
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Viable organism in pure culture on solid or in liquid media.
Handling: Indicate source of organism and any other pertinent information. Additional information to include when submitting an isolate for identification is growth rate of the organism and DNA probe results.
Stability: 14 days ambient, 14 days refrigerated, 14 days frozen.
Transport: Viable organism in pure culture at 20-25° C. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.
Rejection Criteria: Nonviable organisms, mixed cultures, leaking containers, or organisms submitted on an agar plate.

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