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Test Code LAB901 Bacterial Identification

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Reporting Title

Bacterial Identification


Conventional Biochemical Testing/Commercial Identification Strips or Panels

Method is dependent on organism submitted, 1 or more of these methods may be used.

Performing Laboratory

OhioHealth Laboratory Services-RMH Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

1. Send isolated bacteria on appropriate agar or slant. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.

2. Label agar/slant with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.

3. Forward promptly at ambient temperature only.

Note:  Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate NO/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding