Ordering Recommendation

Reference method for identification of most bacterial species.

Mnemonic
MC BACSEQ
Methodology

16S rDNA 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 isolated organism, in pure culture.

Specimen Preparation

Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or in bacterial transport media.

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 nonviable organisms.

Remarks

Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.

Stability

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

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

An additional processing fee will be billed for mixed cultures submitted as indicated in the specimen requirements. Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

For suspected agents of bioterrorism, Salmonella, or Shigella, notify your state department of health and refer isolates to your state laboratory for identification. For identification of Shiga-like toxin producing E. coli, order test E. coli Shiga-like toxin by EIA (ARUP test code 0060047).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87153; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method.

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060720 Organism Identification by 16S rDNA 66885-5
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Aliases
  • 16S Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Sequencing
  • Bacterial sequencing
Organism Identification by 16S rDNA Sequencing