Bacterial Strain Characterization by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
0060182
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC PFGE
Methodology
Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
3-10 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Multiple bacterial isolates that are epidemiologically related or are recurrent isolates from the same patient.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport individual isolates on agar slants or on swabs in bacterial transport media. Package isolates together in a sealed container.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.  
Remarks
Contact the Microbiology Laboratory at (800) 242-2787, extension 2248, prior to submission of the isolates. One report will be generated for each batch tested; billing is per isolate. Order one test, using "Infection control, ####" (your ARUP client number) as the patient name. Include a list of isolate identifiers (do not use patient names) on the requisition or as an order note for electronic orders. Identifiers on the requisition must match identifiers on the isolate samples.   
Stability
Isolate: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable.  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
 
Note
Billing is per isolate.

Collect multiple bacterial isolates that are epidemiologically related or are recurrent isolates from the same patient. Contact the Microbiology Laboratory at (800) 242-2787, extension 2248, prior to submission of the isolates. One report will be generated for each batch tested; billing is per isolate. Order one test, using "Infection control, ####" (your ARUP client number) as the patient name.  Include a list of isolate identifiers (do not use patient names) on the requisition or as an order note for electronic orders.  Identifiers on the requisition must match identifiers on the isolate samples. 
CPT Code(s)
87152
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060182Strain Characterization - PFGE
2003188EER Strain Characterization - PFGE
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Aliases
  • Bacterial Typing
  • Epidemiology Typing
  • Molecular Typing
  • PFGE
  • Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis
  • Strain Typing