Submit a slant or at least = 2.0 mL of a broth culture. Specify the type of media used.
Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.
Organisms submitted on a Petri dish.
NTM6 replaces test code 3j, effective February 1, 2013.
MIC testing on veterinary isolates of rapidly growing mycobacteria performed using a microtiter format. Refer to Interpretive Data section for list of drugs and concentrations.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performed on nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) isolates by request only.
Specify source animal of specimen.
20-drug MIC using a microtiter format for rapidly growing NTM (veterinary specimens).
2 weeks from identification of NTM and a pure culture.
Mycobacteriology Lab (TB)
AFB3, AFB4, AFB5
Interpretive data for rapidly growing Mycobacterium species.
87186 (not applicable for veterinarian testing)