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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

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

Day(s) Performed

Set up: Daily; Report available: 14 days

CPT Codes


Clinical Reference

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