Actinomycetes Identification

Test Code
4490

CPT Codes
87153

Preferred Specimen
Pure culture of isolate of a presumptive actinomycete submitted on appropriate culture medium, safely contained

Instructions
An isolation charge will be added for organisms submitted in mixed culture.

Transport Container
Appropriate culture media

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: Not established
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology
Sequencing

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 7 days

Reference Range
Not applicable

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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