Antibiotic Susceptibility

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 10:53:05 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Fresh Isolate
Collection Instructions:

Order must include the site and/or source of collection, antibiotic therapy history, and organism identification.

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient
Reference Range: Not Applicable
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Most rapid growing pathogenic bacteria can be checked for antibiotic susceptibility. This procedure demands pure culture isolates.It is not necessary to request this procedure from clinical specimens since it cannot be predicted at time of specimen collection whether significant or testable pathogens will grow on isolation media. The test will be performed as indicated by the microbiologist.Isolates from some clinical sites may represent colonization or normal flora. These will not be routinely tested.Cultures are maintained for five days so that physician may have further opportunity for consultation in these cases.
Methodology: Microdilution
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 48 hours
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXMIC
EPIC Test Code: LAB2118
Alternate Test Names: Antibiotic Susceptability by Minimal Inhibitory Co; MIC; Susceptibility
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87186

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