#ExistRefRange>Complete identification, with susceptibility, of clinically significant isolates.
||Testing performed and associated charges billed depends on specimen source and type of organism suspected. If a significant organism is identified, then the appropriate susceptibility panel will be added. An additional handling fee will be billed for all mixed cultures as indicated in the specimen requirements.
Submission of mixed cultures will result in delayed turnaround time and increased charges. Isolation of organism should be ensured prior to submission. Order a separate test for each organism identification required.
Anaerobe susceptibility testing is appropriate in the case of serious infections involving: blood, bone, joint, tissue, or brain abscess. (Refer to Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Anaerobe (ARUP test code 0060202)).
For identification by 16s rDNA sequencing only, order Organism Identification by 16s rDNA Sequencing (ARUP test code 0060720).
||87076; 87153; CPT codes for identification and susceptability tests vary based on method.
||Identification, Anaerobic (Anaerobic Organism Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility)