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Test Code AEBID Bacterial Identification, Aerobic

Specimen Required

Pure isolate collected on an agar slant in a double-walled container

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 7 days : Refrigerated: 7 days : Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Mixed culture • Anaerobic organism

Method Name



Additional identification method may be performed at an additional charge:
Typing by immunofluorescent method (CPT code: 87140); or
Typing by agglutination (CPT code: 87147); or
Sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene (CPT code: 87153)

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: N/A
Other Acceptable Container: N/A

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory. Organism must be viable.

Reference Values

See Laboratory Report

Day(s) Performed

Set up: Daily; Report available: 14 days

CPT Codes


Clinical Reference

Aerobic Bacteria Identification is required for selecting optimal therapy.