Nocardia Susceptibility Broth

Test ID: 

705823

CPT code:

87186

Synonyms:

•Nocardia Susceptibility Testing
•AFB Susceptibility Testing
•Susceptibility Testing, Nocardia

Clinical Use:

Determine the susceptibility of Nocardia species and/or other aerobic Actinomycetes isolates to a profile of antimicrobial agents. Routine susceptibility testing of Nocardia isolates is recommended since the Nocardia genus contains a heterogeneous group of organisms that has variable antibiotic susceptibilities.

Additional Information:

Susceptibility testing for amikacin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, imipenem, linezolid, minocycline, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (SxT), and tobramycin. MIC values will be reported with CLSI interpretive comments.

Specimen Type:

actinomycetes isolated from a primary clinical specimen, on a submitted conventional solid medium (ie, Lowenstein-Jensen [LJ] slant, Sabouraud dextrose [SAB] slant, or similar).

Requested Volume: 

Pure culture isolate on a conventional solid medium.

Container Type: 

Conventional medium, tightly sealed, in etiologic agent packaging.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain media at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria:

Broken transport tube or vial; specimen received in expired transport medium; mixed culture; unlabeled culture or name discrepancy between specimen and request label.

 

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