Aerobic Identification of Culture : 1003223

Test Code
AERIDC or 1003223

CPT Codes
Dependent upon method of identification. Identification by biochemicals (CPT code(s): 87077) or Gas liquid chromatography (CPT code(s): 87143) or Identification by nucleic acid probe (CPT code(s): 87149) or Serogrouping or serotyping (CPT code(s): 87147) or Immunofluorescent study (CPT code(s): 87140).

Instructions
Pure isolate of viable aerobic organism.

Transport Container
Submit aerobic organism grown in pure culture on agar slant or plate for identification. Provide organism source.

Transport Temperature
Ambient.

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Mixed culture or non-viable organism.

Methodology
Various identification methods depending on organism

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
2-5 days

Reference Range
Non-applicable

Performing Laboratory
med fusion



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