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Test Catalog

Test ID: MMLSG    
Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Acid-Fast Bacilli, Slowly Growing, Varies

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, Susceptibility Slow Grower will be performed and charged.

 

Antimicrobials for Mycobacterium avium complex: amikacin, clarithromycin, ethambutol, linezolid, moxifloxacin, rifabutin, rifampin, and streptomycin.

 

Antimicrobials for all other slowly growing Mycobacterium species: amikacin, clarithromycin, ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, linezolid, moxifloxacin, rifabutin, rifampin, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

For Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, see TB1LN / Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, First Line and TBPZA / Susceptibility, Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, Pyrazinamide.

Additional Testing Requirements

CTB / Mycobacteria and Nocardia Culture, Varies or CTBID / Culture Referred for Identification, Mycobacterium and Nocardia must also be ordered and will be charged separately unless identification of organism is provided.

Shipping Instructions

1. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Necessary Information

Specimen source and organism identification are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Organism

Supplies: Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Container/Tube: Middlebrook 7H10 agar slant or other appropriate media

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions: Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

See Specimen Required

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated