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Test Code BID5N Bacterial Identification and Susceptibility, Aerobic [14673X]

Specimen Required

Pure isolate 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 organisms

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Set up: Daily; Report available: 14 days

Method Name

Phenotypic • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time Of Flight (MALDI-TOF)


Susceptibility will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87186 or 87184). Additional identification method may be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): Typing by immunofluorescent method 87140, Typing by agglutination 87147, or Sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene 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


Clinical Reference

Aerobic bacteria identification and susceptibility is required for selecting optimal therapy.