Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for Streptococcus pneumoniae.
New York DOH Approval Status
Actively growing isolate in pure culture.
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.
Isolate identification and specimen source required.
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Susceptible, intermediate, or resistant.
Susceptibility testing is performed by broth microdilution using custom-made MIC panels and interpreted according to CLSI guidelines.
Depends on Specimen/Source/Method
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- S penumoniae susceptibility
- Streptococcus pneumoniae Susceptibility Panel