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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

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Set up: Daily; Report available: 14 days

Method Name

MALDI-TOF

Includes

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

CPT Codes

87077

Clinical Reference

Aerobic Bacteria Identification is required for selecting optimal therapy.