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Organism Identification, Bacteria

Test ID: 


CPT code:



Identification of Atypical Bacteria

Bacterial Culture Identification

Culture Identification Only

Identification Only, Bacteria

Clinical Use:

Identify atypical bacterial isolates that require complex testing methods

Specimen Type:

Pure isolate of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic organisms

Requested Volume: 

Viable colonies

Container Type: 

A 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.


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

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Broken tube; improper labeling; mixed culture

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