Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

MYCOBACTERIA, BLOOD CULTURE

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
MYCOBC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: MYCOBC         Geisinger Epic ID: 45311

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
5 mL whole blood submitted in Bactec® Myco/F Lytic aerobic blood bottle

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days (per special request).

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Report available in 49 days.
CPT code(s):
87116
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:
This test does not include a primary smear. If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge
Methodology:
Continuous Monitoring Blood Culture System
Synonyms:
Quest test code 4161
AFB
Clinical significance:
There are more than 70 species of mycobacteria of which the primary pathogen is M. tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a chronic, granulomatous disease caused by M. tuberculosis. Identification, and, if appropriate, antibiotic sensitivity, is required to initiate necessary therapy.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up nightly    
Performed stat? No
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