Ordering Recommendation

Identify aerobic bacterial isolates. For suspected agents of bioterrorism, notify state department of health and refer isolates to state laboratory for identification. Susceptibilities on agents of bioterrorism are not performed at ARUP. For identification by 16S rDNA sequencing only, refer to Organism Identification by 16S rDNA Sequencing (0060720). For identification AND susceptibility testing, refer to Aerobic Organism Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility (0065070).

Mnemonic
MC ORG
Methodology

Identification. Methods may include biochemical, mass spectrometry, or sequencing.

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Varies

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

Actively growing organism, in pure culture.

Specimen Preparation

Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or on a swab in bacterial transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism identified on the IATA list as an infectious substance affecting humans, submit specimen according to Infectious Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.

Unacceptable Conditions

Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.

Remarks

Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.

Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Complete identification of clinically significant isolates.

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Testing performed and associated charges billed depends on specimen source and type of organism suspected. An additional processing fee will be billed for all mixed cultures as indicated in the specimen requirements.

For suspected agents of bioterrorism, Salmonella, or Shigella, notify your state department of health and refer isolates to your state laboratory for identification. Susceptibilities on agents of bioterrorism are not performed at ARUP.

For identification by 16S rDNA sequencing only, order Organism Identification by 16s rDNA Sequencing (ARUP test code 0060720). For identification AND susceptibility testing order Aerobic Organism Identification with Reflex to Susceptibility (ARUP test code 0065070). For identification of Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli, order E. coli Shiga-like toxin by EIA (ARUP test code 0060047).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87077 and/or 87153; CPT codes for identification vary based on method.

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060115 Organism Identification, Aerobic 634-6
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Aliases
  • MALDI-ToF
  • Organism Identification
  • Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria
Aerobic Organism Identification