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Bacterial Identification, Phenotypic and Sequencing
Culture isolate on an agar slant in a double-walled container
Mixed cultures will not be accepted. Subculture isolate to the appropriate slant and submit in double-walled container.
Agar slant double-walled container
Room temperature: Determined by viability
Refrigerated: Determined by viability
Mixed cultures • Cultures shipped frozen
Set up: Tues,Thur; Report available: 3 days
This test uses genotypic methods for identification of esoteric clinical isolates. Organisms requiring extensive identification beyond simple routine methods are sequenced. DNA sequencing involves the sequencing and analysis of the 16S ribosomal RNA gene to identify bacteria to the genus level or below.
Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.
(The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.)
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