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Test Code MIC BACTER Minimum Bacteriocidal Concentration

Clinical System Name

Minimum Inhib/Bactrcidal Conc

Synonyms

MBC
MIC And MBC
Minimum Inhib/Bactrcidal Conc

Sample Requirements

Specimen: See note

Container(s): See note

Preferred Vol: See note

Minimum Vol: See note

 

Note: Call Children's Microbiology Lab (206) 987-2585 to arrange this test. Specify the organism and antibiotic(s) to be tested against the organism. Children's Lab will prepare an isolate of the organism to be studied and forward it to the UW Microbiology Lab.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Children's Microbiology Lab will prepare plates to be sent out; store flat (inverted) at room temperature unless otherwise instructed by Micro.Important: Ensure that one MIC/MBC is ordered per drug requested for each organinsm.

 

Off-site collection: Call Children's Microbiology Lab (206) 987-2585 to arrange this test. Specify the organism and antibiotic(s) to be tested against the organism. Children's Lab will prepare an isolate of the organism to be studied and forward it to the UW Microbiology Lab.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 2 -7 d

 

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Microbiology

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

87188

87187

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Minimum Inhibitory Concentration, Bacteria
Reference Test Number: MICB
Instructions: Notify UW Microbiology (206) 598-6147 before sending the specimen out; they need to know when and how it will arrive. It can then be sent via UW/HMC courier, Mon - Fri at 0900 and 1600 or by crash box, Mon - Fri between 0730 and 1630. Use a UW/HMC Microbiology test request form. Keep the last (green) copy for our lab records.