Microbiology Isolate Referral

Abbrev Code:IDREFER   
Order Code:LAB3559Order Name:Microbiology Isolate Referral
Methodology:Culture, Automated instrument, Microtiter panel or ETEST.
Test Includes:Identification and/or susceptibilities of a specific bacterial or fungal isolates. Laboratory will select appropriate battery of antibiotics to be tested depending on the isolate.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 2-6 days.
Special Instructions:Mycobacteria are sent to the reference laboratory for identification.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Submit a fresh and pure subculture of an isolate submitted on appropriate media and atmospheric conditions.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory   (Grand Itasca, Range, UMMC East Bank)


Therapeutic Range:
Systemic infections 2-4 times the reported MIC should be equal to or less than the peak attainable blood level
Urinary infections 10-20 times the reported MIC should be equal to or less than the peak attainable urine level
Results are reported as MICs (minimum inhibitory concentrations) for most antibiotics.

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