Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), 1 Drug

Test ID: 

705804

CPT code:

87186

Synonyms:

Susceptibility Testing

Clinical Use:

Determine minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptibility of a given organism to an antimicrobial agent

Test Information:

 

Specimen Type:

Pure culture of bacteria to be tested

Requested Volume: 

Viable colonies

Container Type: 

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

Collection:

Bacterium derived from cultured clinical sample. Send pure culture on maintenance media. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain culture at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Inappropriate specimen transport device; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually more than 72 hours)

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