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Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Enterococcus
0060708
Ordering Recommendation

Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for Enterococcus spp.

Mnemonic
MA ENTERO
Methodology
Automated 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 or in bacterial transport media. 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: 1 week; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.
Interpretive Data


Note
The following agents are available for testing: ampicillin, daptomycin, high-level gentamicin, levofloxacin, linezolid, nitrofurantoin, quinupristin/dalfopristin, high-level streptomycin, tetracycline, and vancomycin. Selective reporting by organism and source.

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.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060708Susceptibility, Enterococcus
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Aliases
  • antibiotic sensitivity
  • antibiotic susceptibility
  • bacterial susceptibility testing
  • enterococcus sensitivity
  • enterococcus susceptibility
  • Enterococcus Susceptibility Panel