MMLNS - Overview: Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Nocardia species

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MMLNS    
Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Nocardia species

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Determining the resistance of species of Nocardia and other aerobic actinomycetes to antimicrobial agents

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
MICSensitivity, MICNo, (Bill Only)No

Additional Tests Lists test(s) that are always performed, at an additional charge, with the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
SSNSSusceptibility Nocardia speciesNo, (Bill Only)Yes

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, Susceptibility Nocardia species will be performed and charged. When the organism identification is Rhodococcus equi the additional reflex test will be performed and charged. The additional antimicrobials are: vancomycin and rifampin.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
Antimicrobials for Nocardia species are: ceftriaxone, tobramycin, ciproflazacin, minocycline, imipenem, amikacin, clarithromycin, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, linezolid, augmentin, and moxifloxacin.

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Susceptibility, Nocardia species

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Amikacin Sulfate (Amikin)
Amikin (Amikacin Sulfate)
Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium (Augmentin)
Augmentin (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium)
Linezolid (Zyvox)
MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration)
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
Nocardia Susceptibilities
Susceptibility Testing
Zyvox (Linezolid)