Anaerobic Antibiotic Susceptibility

Sunquest Code:RESENS  
Epic Code:LAB3712Epic Name:Referral Sensitivity
Synonyms:Anaerobic MIC; Susceptibility Testing of Anaerobes
Methodology:E test
Test Includes:Interpretive susceptibility test of an anaerobic isolate. The laboratory selects an appropriate battery of antibiotics to be tested depending on the isolate.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Sun, 0730-1500; results are reported within 2-4 days.
Special Instructions:Susceptibility testing for each anaerobic isolate must be ordered by the physician. Call laboratory to request testing of specific antibiotics.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Test performed on anaerobic bacterial isolate
Contraindications:Non-viable isolates cannot be tested.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Supply a fresh pure subculture of the anaerobic isolate in anaerobic broth medium or an anaerobic plate in an anaerobic transport container. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours. Must be shipped anaerobically.
Stability:Do not refrigerate.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:See interpretive report.

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