Microbial Identification and/or Susceptibility MCMISC
|Method(s)||Standard reference procedures for microbial identification and/or susceptibility|
Viable organism in pure culture on appropriate medium slant.
Viable organism in pure culture in a sealed container at 20-25°C.
|Stability||Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 2 weeks Frozen: Unacceptable|
|Unacceptable Conditions||Nonviable organism, mixed cultures, leaking containers, organisms submitted on an agar plate.|
|CPTCode||87107 Fungal; 87077 Bacterial|
Indicate source of organism. Additional patient history may be helpful. Include the patient's occupation, history of travel or residence abroad, and any animal contacts.
Please Note - Billing Code for Bacterial: 3010121
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Complete identification of clinically significant mold isolates.