Determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents for enteric bacterial organisms.
Automated Broth Microdilution
Actively growing isolate in pure culture.
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or in bacterial transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.
Isolate identification and specimen source required.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Depends on Specimen/Source/Method
The following agents are available for testing: amikacin, amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, ampicillin, aztreonam, cefazolin, cefepime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, ertapenem, gentamicin, imipenem, levofloxacin, meropenem, nitrofurantoin, piperacillin/tazobactam, tetracycline, tobramycin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Selective reporting by organism and source.
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- antibiotic sensitivity
- antibiotic susceptibility
- bacterial susceptibility testing
- enteric susceptibility
- enterobacteriaceae sensitivity
- enterobacteriaceae susceptibility