Aerobic Bacteria, ID by Seq.

Test ID: 

705679

CPT code:

87153

Clinical Use:

Determine the identification of isolates (ie, bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, etc) from another laboratory that has performed culture of the clinical specimen. These isolates may include strict aerobes, facultative anaerobes, anaerobes, yeast, filamentous fungi, mycobacteria, Nocardia, and/or actinomycetes.

Specimen Type:

Pure culture isolate of bacteria, yeast, mold, Nocardia, or mycobacteria

Requested Volume: 

Viable colonies macroscopically visiblePure culture isolate (visible colonies should be present

Container Type: 

Bacterial swab transport inoculated with the isolate from a pure culture or agar slant in screw-cap container packed as an etiologic agent. Maintain a subculture at the submitting laboratory

Storage Instructions:

Maintain media at room temperature. Ensure that plated media has been securely sealed with parafilm

Rejection Criteria

Isolate nonviable; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; broken tube or plate; mixed culture

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