Reference method for identification of most bacterial species.
16S rDNA Sequencing
New York DOH Approval Status
Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture.
Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant or in bacterial transport media.
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.
Mixed cultures or nonviable organisms.
Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
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).
87153; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060720||Organism Identification by 16S rDNA||66885-5|
- 16S Ribosomal DNA (rDNA) Sequencing
- Bacterial sequencing