Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Aerobic Bacteria, MIC
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Testing is not performed on select agents such as Brucella species, Francisella species, or Bacillus anthracis.
Container/Tube: Agar slant or other appropriate media
Specimen Volume: Organism in pure culture
1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.
2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (Supply T146) and label as an etiologic agent.
1. Organism identification and specimen source are required for processing.
2. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen.
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.