Ordering Recommendation

Determine inducible resistance of staphylococci, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and beta-hemolytic streptococci to clindamycin.

Mnemonic
MA DTEST
Methodology

Disk Diffusion

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Actively growing Staphylococcus species, Streptococcus pneumoniae or beta-hemolytic Streptococcus species 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: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

D-Test Positive: This isolate is presumed to be resistant to clindamycin based on the detection of inducible clindamycin resistance.
D-Test Negative: This isolate does not demonstrate inducible clindamycin resistance in vitro.

Compliance Category

Standard

Note

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87184

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060059 Susceptibility, D-Test 42720-3
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Aliases
  • Antibiotic Susceptibility D Test
  • Macrolide susceptibility, Lincosamide susceptibility, streptograminin susceptibility resistance
Antimicrobial Susceptibility - D-Test (Macrolide, Lincosamide, Streptogramin Resistance)