MMLRG - Specimen: Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Rapidly Growing

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MMLRG    
Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Rapidly Growing

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, Susceptibility Rapid Grower will be performed and charged.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated 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.

CTB / Mycobacteria and Nocardia Culture or CTBID / Culture Referred for Identification, Mycobacterium and Nocardia must also be ordered and will be charged separately unless identification of organism is provided.


Specimen Type: Organism

Container/Tube: Middlebrook 7H10 agar slant or other appropriate media

Specimen Volume: Pure isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Additional Information:

1. Specimen source and suspected organism identification are required.

2. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.


Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.


Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected








Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)