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Mycobacteria, Culture, with Fluorochrome Smear
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87015, 87116, 87206
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Mycobacteria Culture; Concentration; Acid-Fast Bacilli Stain
An additional charge for Concentration (CPT code(s): 87015) will be added as appropriate.
Identification will be performed at an additional charge for each organism
CPT code(s) 87149: M. tuberculosis Complex Probe or
CPT code(s) 87149: M. avium Complex Probe or
CPT code(s) 87149: M. kansasii Probe or
CPT code(s) 87149: M. gordonae Probe
If the organism cannot be identified by the original method additional bill only charges may be added
CPT code(s) 87118: Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Time of Flight (1, 2 & 3) or
CPT code(s) 87153: AFB Sequencing (1, 2 & 3)
If TB is isolated for the first time or after three months after the first isolate from a patient, susceptibilities will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87190 per drug.
Continuous Monitoring Broth Culture System and Conventional Culture • Microscopic Exam with Fluorochrome Stain
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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.
Acid Fast Bacilli,AFB (Acid Fast Bacilli)
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