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Culture, Bacterial Organism Identification

Mnemonic

C BACT ID

Synonym

Bacteria Identification

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Submit a pure culture of the organism in suitable tube media or on sealed plate.

Handling

Incubate organism and submit growth. Source of organism is required. Indicate pertinent patient history.

Transport

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

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

Stability

Organism dependent, 48 hours - 1 week

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Organism dependent: 48 hours - 2 weeks

Method

Biochemical, Mass spectrometry

Reference Values

Comments

Additional charges for identification of organisms (CPT 87077). Susceptibility tests are performed as requested; (CPT 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147).

CPT Codes

87070, 87075, (87077, 87186, 87184, 87181, 87147 as needed)

Last Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020 03:36:46 AM


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