Mycology, Mycobacteriology, and Other Reference Microbiology Testing

Mycology, Mycobacteriology, and Other Reference Microbiology Testing

 

Source or Apparent

Specimen Received

Incorrect Test Requested or

Written Request

Default Action (Change)

Acid-fast bacterial growing on media

183753 − Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Smear and Culture With Reflex to Identification

183770 − Acid-fast Organism Identification by DNA Probe and/or Sequencing

Acid-fast bacterial growing on media

088161 − Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Antibiotic Susceptibilities, or incorrect AFB susceptibility test number

Change to appropriate AFB susceptibility test code based upon the AFB identification

Bacterial swab or sterile container with specimen

182212 − Organism Identification, Yeast

182776 − Yeast Only, Culture

Bacterial swab or sterile container with specimen

Fungus Culture

008482 − Fungus (Mycology) Culture

Bacterial swab or sterile container with specimen

Yeast Culture, Candida Culture

182776 − Yeast Only, Culture

Bacterial swab or sterile container with specimen

Dermatophyte

182337 − Dermatophyte Culture

Bacterial swab or sterile container with specimen

KOH, Fungus Stain

008136 − Fungus Stain

Blood in QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube collection kit tubes

No test requested

182873 − QuantiFERON®-TB Gold or 183244 − QuantiFERON®-TB Gold (Client Incubated)

CSF

Cryptococcus

008482 − Fungus (Mycology) Culture and 160747 − Cryptococcus Antigen, CSF

Mold growing on media

Yeast identification or 182212 − Organism Identification, Yeast, or 008482 − Fungus (Mycology) Culture

008474 − Organism Identification, Mold; 183285 − Organism Identification by Sequencing will be added at an additional charge, as necessary

Mold growing on media

Antifungal susceptibility testing (yeast) test numbers

Change to appropriate test numbers for mold susceptibility based upon the requested antifungal agents

Multiple specimen types (hair, skin, or nails)

008482 − Fungus (Mycology) Culture or 188243 − Fungus Culture With Stain

008482 or 188243 − for each specimen type based on original number of specimens

Mycobacterium isolate growing on media

Request is for susceptibility testing only, and identification is not compatible with the appearance of the named organism or the susceptibility result obtained is inconsistent with the species listed

183770 − Acid-fast Organism Identification by DNA Probe and/or Sequencing will be added on at an additional charge

Serum

Cryptococcus

183025Cryptococcus Antigen

Sterile container with specimen

088161 − Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Antibiotic Susceptibilities

183764 − Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Smear and Culture With Reflex to Identification and Susceptibility Testing

Sterile container with specimen obviously not urine

Legionella

188227Legionella Culture and Legionella pneumophila, DFA

Sterile container with urine

Legionella

182246Legionella pneumophila Urinary Antigen

Three specimens, usually sputa

183753 or 183764 − Acid-fast (Mycobacteria) Smear and Culture With Reflex to Identification Without or With Susceptibility indicated only once

183753 or 183764 − for each specimen based on original number of specimens

Yeast growing on media

Mold identification or 008474 − Organism Identification, Mold, or 008482 − Fungus (Mycology) Culture or 182776 − Yeast Only, Culture

182212 − Organism Identification, Yeast

Yeast growing on media

Antifungal susceptibility testing, and identification is not provided or is inconsistent with submitted isolate

182212 − Organism Identification, Yeast will be added at an additional charge

Frozen Gel Packs. To ensure specimen integrity during warm weather, follow these Instructions for Use of frozen gel packs and specimen lockboxes.

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