Test Overview
Test Methodology

Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) by Microtiter Broth Dilution Method

Test Usage

Determination of resistance of slowly 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.

Test Details
Analytic Time

12 - 35 days

Soft Order Code
  • Mycobacteria, Antibiotic Susceptibility
  • Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium avium complex
  • Susceptibility Testing, Slow-Growing Mycobacteria
  • Susceptibility Testing, AFB
  • Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium marinum
  • Susceptibility Testing, Mycobacterium kansasii
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Slowly Growing
Reference Laboratory
Mayo MMLSG (34805)
Special Testing
Test Updated
Update Type
Reference range changed
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

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