Identify organism suspected of being pathogenic
Days Test Performed
Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours.
Soft Order Code
AFB IDENTIFICATION ONLY
ANAEROBE IDENTIFICATION ONLY
FUNGUS IDENTIFICATION ONLY
ORGANISM IDENTIFICATION ONLY
BILL BACTERIAL IDENTIFICATION
BILL ANAEROBE IDENTIFICATION
ORGANISM ID YEAST
ORGANISM ID MOLD
Acid Fast Bacilli Identification
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Offsite Collection Instructions
Transport all organisms at room temperature. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time on requisition. 1) Aerobic Bacteria: Swab organism from pure culture and send swab in aerobic transport tube. Do not send plate. 2) Anaerobic Bacteria: Place actively growing organism on anaerobic plate or in broth, then put in anaerobic transport bag. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. 3) Fungus and Molds: Send actively growing organism in either sealed plate or culture tube. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. Enclose in fiberboard outer box. 4) AFB: Send actively growing organism in sealed culture tube. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. Enclose in fiberboard outer box.
MLabs will identify organisms from patient specimens; environmental specimens are not acceptable.
1 plate or tube (ESwab)
1 plate or tube (ESwab)
Test includes screening culture for pathogenic organisms. Additional culture for definitive identification will be performed at an additional charge if indicated. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated. Test includes susceptibility testing of potentially pathogenic organism(s) at an additional charge unless specifically declined.