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ORGANISM REFERRAL FOR SUSCEPTIBILITIES

Mnemonic

REFERRAL SENS

Synonym

Susceptibility on referral organism - Minimum Inhibitory Concentration - MIC - Sensitivity, Antibiotic - Antibiotic Sensitivity

Includes

May include minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and/or interpretive category (S, I, or R)

Guidelines

Contact Microbiology Laboratory 503-413-4084 concerning availability of desired testing before sending an organism. Only testing with approved standards will be attempted. Organism identification, source and type of susceptibility desired is required. Indicate pertinent patient history.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Submit a pure culture of organism in suitable tube media, sealed plate or on a swab in bacterial transport media.

Handling

Incubate organism, submit growth

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Non-viable organism, mixed culture, leaking or nonsterile container

Stability

Organism dependent

Testing Information

Performed

7 day/week

Reported

Organism dependent 24-72 hours

Method

Disk diffusion, Automated MIC, E-test MIC

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Comments

CPT codes for sensitivity vary based upon methodology and organism identification.

CPT Codes

Method dependant: 87181, 87184, 87186

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:29 AM


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