Ordering Recommendation

Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Mnemonic
MA SPN
Methodology

Broth Microdilution

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 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: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.

Interpretive Data

Susceptibility testing is performed by broth microdilution using custom-made MIC panels and interpreted according to CLSI guidelines.

Compliance Category

Depends on Specimen/Source/Method

Note

An additional handling fee will be billed for all organisms submitted that are not in pure culture as indicated in the specimen requirements.

The following agents are available for testing: ceftriaxone, clindamycin, daptomycin, doxycycline, erythromycin, gentamicin, meropenem, levofloxacin, penicillin, rifampin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and vancomycin. Selective reporting by source.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87186

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060221 Susceptibility, Streptococcus 29576-6
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Aliases
  • pneumoccoci
  • pneumococcus
  • S penumoniae susceptibility
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae Susceptibility Panel
Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Streptococcus pneumoniae