Aerobic Susceptibility : 1003373

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Test Code
AERSUS or 1003373

CPT Codes
Dependent on method used for susceptibility testing. Susceptibility by MIC (CPT code(s): 87186) or by disk method (CPT code(s): 87184) or E-test (CPT code(s): 87181).

Pure isolate of viable aerobic organism.

Transport Container
Submit aerobic organism grown in pure culture on agar slant or plate for susceptibility. Provide organism Source and Identification.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

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

Dependent upon request. Vitek, Microscan, E-test, or Kirby Bauer may be employed.

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
2-5 days

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
Blood clotting factor deficiencies which should produce prolonged clotting times may be compensated for or made to appear normal by elevated levels of one or more different clotting factors. Similarly, the presence of active intermediates which would tend to reduce the clotting time may also mask conditions that would normally lead to prolongation of the aPTT. Mild or minor deficiencies in several factors may have an additive effect on increasing the aPTT. Variable aPTT results may be obtained in samples containing the Lupus anticoagulant. Unexpected abnormal aPTT results should always be followed by additional coagulation studies to determine the source of abnormal results.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.