ORGANISM REFERRAL FOR SUSCEPTIBILITIES
Susceptibility on referral organism - Minimum Inhibitory Concentration - MIC - Sensitivity, Antibiotic - Antibiotic Sensitivity
May include minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and/or interpretive category (S, I, or R)
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
Submit a pure culture of organism in suitable tube media, sealed plate or on a swab in bacterial transport media.
Incubate organism, submit growth
Non-viable organism, mixed culture, leaking or nonsterile container
Organism dependent 24-72 hours
Disk diffusion, Automated MIC, E-test MIC
CPT codes for sensitivity vary based upon methodology and organism identification.
Method dependant: 87181, 87184, 87186
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