90011:BACTERIAL STRAIN CHARACTERIZATION

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90011:BACTERIAL STRAIN CHARACTERIZATION
Methodology: Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
Edit Date: 11/19/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: 3-10 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87152
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Organisms, in pure culture on agar slant or on swab in bacterial transport media, that are epidemiologically related or are recurrent isolates from the same patient.
Handling: Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Stability: 7 days ambient. Unstable refrigerated or frozen.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Contact PeaceHealth Laboratories’ Reference Department for approval before shipping specimen. One report will be generated for each batch tested.
Rejection Criteria: Nonviable organisms; mixed cultures; leaking containers; specimen received refrigerated or frozen.