Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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SUSCEPTIBILITY TEST

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3105         Geisinger Epic ID: 39186

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Any bacterial or yeast isolate
Preferred collection container:
Sealed agar plate or slant

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimen

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
87181, 87184, 87186 (varies depending on type of test performed)
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Susceptibility testing of bacterial or yeast isolate
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
Sensitivity
MIC
Etest
SUSC
Clinical significance:
Antimicrobial susceptibility tesing is usually performed using a panel of antibiotics which may be appropriate for treatment of a particular bacterium or yeast. Additional antibiotics/antifungals may be added by clinician request (when appropriate). Pharmacy or Infectious Disease consult may be required for special circumstances.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 12/28/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Shoemaker
Frequency: Daily all shifts
Performed stat? No
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