Microbial Identification and/or Susceptibility MCMISC

Method(s) Standard reference procedures for microbial identification and/or susceptibility
Specimen Required
Collect

Viable organism in pure culture on appropriate medium slant.

Transport

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.
Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 3010344
CPTCode 87107 Fungal; 87077 Bacterial
Notes

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)
Reference Interval

Complete identification of clinically significant mold isolates.

No Appointment Necessary
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