12 - 35 days
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
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Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) by Microtiter Broth Dilution Method
Determination of resistance of slowly growing mycobacteria to antimicrobial agents.
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 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.