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Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Anaerobe
0060202
Ordering Recommendation

Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for anaerobic bacterial organisms.

Mnemonic
MA ANA
Methodology
Broth Microdilution
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Actively growing organism in pure culture. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant in anaerobic transport pouch or on a swab in anaerobic transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Aerobic conditions. Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. 
Remarks
Isolate identification and specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Susceptible or resistant.
Interpretive Data


Note
Anaerobic susceptibility testing is appropriate in the case of serious infections involving blood, bone, joint, tissue, or brain abscess.

An additional processing fee will be billed for all organisms not submitted in pure culture, as indicated in the specimen requirements.

If species identification is not provided, identification will be performed at ARUP. Additional charges apply.

The following agents are available for testing: ampicillin/sulbactam, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, cefoxitin, clindamycin, doxycycline, ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem, metronidazole, moxifloxicin, penicillin G, piperacillin/tazobactam, tigecycline, and vancomycin. Selective reporting by organism and source. Antibiotics other than those listed are available as an individual MIC by request only.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060202Susceptibility, Anaerobe29576-6
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Aliases
  • anaerobe sensitivity
  • Anaerobe Susceptibility
  • antibiotic sensitivity
  • Antibiotic Susceptibility
  • Bacterial Susceptibility Testing
  • MIC Test, Anaerobic Bacteria
  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC)
  • Susceptibility Testing