MMLSA - Overview: Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, MIC

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MMLSA    
Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, MIC

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

Determining the in vitro susceptibility of anaerobic bacteria involved in human infections

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
BLABeta LactamaseNo, (Bill Only)No
SANAAnaerobe Suscep per agentNo, (Bill Only)No
MICSensitivity, MICNo, (Bill Only)No
SUSSusceptibilityNo, (Bill Only)No
RMALAId MALDI-TOF Mass Spec AnaerobeNo, (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
BATTAAnaerobe Suscep BatteryNo, (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 the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately. All bacterial organisms submitted will automatically have susceptibility testing performed and billed as appropriate. Antimicrobial agents appropriate to the organism and specimen source will be tested.


See Anaerobic Bacteria Antimicrobials in Special Instructions to review the table which provides a listing of the antimicrobials routinely tested in our laboratory as well as antimicrobials that may be tested upon request. Contact Mayo Medical Laboratories at 800-533-1710 and ask to speak to the Bacteriology Anaerobe Laboratory if the organism or antimicrobial of interest is not listed in this table.


Anaerobe Suscep Battery will routinely be tested and billed. If fewer than 3 antibiotics will be reported, then Anaerobe Suscep Battery will be canceled and Anaerobe Suscep per agent will be charged per antibiotic. Based on susceptibility criteria, Beta Lactamase and/or Anaerobe Suscep per agent may be performed at an additional charge.

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) by Agar Dilution

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, Anaerobic, MIC

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

Antibiotic Susceptibility
Bacterial Susceptibility Testing (1 test)
MIC Test, Anaerobic Bacteria
Susceptibility Testing
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)