Analytic Time

6 - 28 days

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Rapidly Growing
Susceptibility Testing, Rapid-Growing Mycobacteria
Mycobacteria, Antibiotic Susceptibility
Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium fortuitum
Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium peregrinum
Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium chelonae
Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium abscessus
Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium mucogenicum
Susceptibility Testing, AFB

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) by Microtiter Broth Dilution Method

Test Usage

Determination of resistance of rapidly growing mycobacteria to antimicrobial agents.

Reference Range

Results are reported as the minimum inhibitory concentration in micrograms/mL.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Test performed on isolated organism in pure culture. Send mycobacterium on Middlebrook 7-H10 agar slant; agar plates are not acceptable. Place sealed agar slant inside clear, liquid tight SAF-T-PAK bag and seal tape liner. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard SAF-T-PAK envelope and seal. Transport at room temperature. Include antimicrobial(s), culture site, and suspected organism identification on requisition.

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.