Fastidious Pathogen MIC [17457X]

Test Code
5741

CPT Codes
87186

Preferred Specimen
Pure culture of a fastidious bacterial isolate, submitted on appropriate culture medium, safely contained

Instructions
Please provide the identification of the organism being tested.
Please note: This Test Code should be ordered for the following organisms: Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and other fastidious streptococci. Assay provides accurate information for minimum concentration of an antibiotic required to inhibit a particular organism.

Transport Container
Appropriate Culture Media

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology
Microbroth Dilution

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily p.m.; Report available: 4 days

Reference Range
Not applicable

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



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