Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Staphylococcus
0060707
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MA STAPH
Methodology
Automated Broth Microdilution
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
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: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
The following agents will be tested: clindamycin, daptomycin, erythromycin, gentamicin, levofloxacin, linezolid, nitrofurantoin, oxacillin, penicillin, quinupristin/dalfopristin, rifampin, tetracycline, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, and vancomycin. For serious infections with coagulase-negative staphylococci, testing for the presence of mecA may be appropriate and will be performed in order to interpret the results for β-lactam agents. Selective reporting by organism and source.

For mecA gene testing, refer to Antimicrobial Susceptibility - mecA Gene by PCR (0060211).

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.
CPT Code(s)
87186
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060707Susceptibility, Staphylococcus 
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Aliases
  • antibiotic sensitivity
  • antibiotic susceptibility
  • bacterial susceptibility testing
  • Staphylococcus sensitivity
  • staphylococcus susceptibility
  • Staphylococcus Susceptibility Panel