CPT 4 Code: 87116
Test Order Mnemonic:
Test Includes: Isolation and identification of Mycobacterium species and antimicrobial susceptibility testing when appropriate.
Applies To: Mycobacterium species
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Aseptic venipuncture
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Improper collection, unlabelled specimen, more than 2 cultures in 7 days.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Cultures are held 6 weeks.
Special Instructions: Collect specimen in Bactec Myco-F bottle (red label) available through Materials Management
Volume: 5 mL
Container: Bactec Myco-F bottle
Critical Values: Positive culture
Test Method: Bactec 9240
Revised/reviewed 6/22/2011 by T. Friloux