Bactericidal Level, Serum

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: BACTC CLEVE

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: This assay requires multiple specimen types:

Gold top SST (serum separator tube, no anticoagulant)

Bacterial isolate on agar slant

Collection Volume: 1.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: -

Storage: Serum- Frozen; Agar slant-Ambient

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Macrotube titer

Special Instructions: In order to perform susceptibility testing to the drugs of choice and to interpret test results, the identification of the isolate is required. Provide current antibiotic therapy, date and time of last dose on test order. Physician must specify bacterial isolate to be tested within 72 hours of submission of specimen for culture. If the isolate has not been saved, the test cannot be performed.

OC Power Word: LBACTCIDAL

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 3-7 days

Additional Info: Reference range is available on patient report



Days Performed: Mon-Fri

CPT Code: 87197

Synonyms: Schlicter Test; Cidal Level; Serum Cidal Level

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