Antibiotic Susceptibility

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB2118
  • Soft Test Code:
  • CXMIC
Alternate Names
  • Antibiotic Susceptability by Minimal Inhibitory Co
  • MIC
  • Susceptibility

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

Fresh Isolate

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

Ambient

Collection Instructions

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

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Not Applicable


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

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Microbiology
Turn Around Time

48 hours


Coding & Compliance

CDM

01412713


CPT Coding

87186