Acid Fast Bacilli Identification of Culture : 1004382

Test Code
AFBIDC or 1004382

CPT Codes
CPT coding is dependent on method of identification: Identification by biochemicals (CPT code(s): 87118) or Gas liquid chromatography (CPT code(s): 87143) or Identification by nucleic acid probe (CPT code(s): 87149) or identification by other methods (CPT code(s): 87158).

Pure isolate of viable acid fast organism.

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

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Transport as quickly as possible.

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

Various identification methods depending on organism

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
2 days - 6 weeks

Reference Range

Clinical Significance
This test is to be ordered by clients that have an isolate or a positive blood culture bottle where the culture workup was started at their facility and additional testing is needed for identification. This test is a request for acid fast bacilli identification and covers all sources.

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.