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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.
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