Organism Identification by 16S rDNA Sequencing
0060720
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC BACSEQ
Methodology
16S rDNA Sequencing
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture.  
Specimen Preparation
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or in bacterial transport media.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism listed as infectious substance affecting humans on IATA list, submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.  
Remarks
Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen. For suspected agents of bioterrorism, Salmonella, or Shigella, notify your state department of health and refer isolates to your state laboratory for identification. For identification of Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli, order test E. coli Shiga-like toxin by EIA (ARUP test code 0060047).  
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report  
Interpretive Data


See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS  
Note
An additional processing fee will be billed for mixed cultures submitted as indicated in the specimen requirements. Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.
CPT Code(s)
87153; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060720Organism Identification by 16S rDNA
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Aliases
  • 16S Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Sequencing
  • Bacterial sequencing