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Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Streptococcus pneumoniae
0060221
Ordering Recommendation

Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Mnemonic
MA SPN
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 isolate in pure culture. 
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant.  Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms. 
Remarks
Isolate identification and specimen source required. 
Stability
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.
Interpretive Data
Susceptibility testing is performed by broth microdilution using custom-made MIC panels and interpreted according to CLSI guidelines.

Note
An additional handling fee will be billed for all organisms submitted that are not in pure culture as indicated in the specimen requirements.

The following agents are available for testing: ceftriaxone, clindamycin, daptomycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, gentamicin, meropenem, levofloxacin, penicillin, rifampin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and vancomycin. Selective reporting by source.
CPT Code(s)
87186
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060221Susceptibility, Streptococcus29576-6
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Aliases
  • pneumoccoci
  • pneumococcus
  • S penumoniae susceptibility
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae Susceptibility Panel