|Test Name||Organism ID/Sensitivity, Aerobic|
Susceptibility, Aerobic Organism
ID and Sensitivity,Aerobic Bacteria
|Preferred Specimen||Pure Aerobic Organism|
|Preferred Container||Agar Slant|
|Other Specimen/Container||Pure Isolate on Agar Plate (Only on Oahu),|
Pure Isolate in Culture Broth
|Optimum Volume||1 Slant (or Plate or Broth Tube)|
|Collection Instructions||Appropriate susceptibility testing will be done, depending on the identification of the isolate. Specify organism identification if submitting for susceptibility testing only|
A processing fee will be assessed if mixed isolates are submitted.
|Handling Instructions||Ensure agar slant is appropriate for the type of organism|
Culture must be viable, pure, and safely contained (for air transport, agar plate is not acceptable & potentially biohazardous). Air transported specimens must be packaged according to infectious shipment regulations. A processing fee will be assessed if mixed isolates are submitted.
|Transport Requirements||Oahu: Ambient|
|Specimen Stability||Ambient: 5 Days|
Refrigerated: 5 Days
|Rejection Criteria||Frozen, Non-viable organism, Improper packaging of isolate|
|Analytic Time||Up to 3 Days|
Additional time is required if growth is inadequate, culture is not pure or if isolate is >48 hours old.
|Methodology||Visual examination of growth on selective/non-selective media and identification by microscopic examination of stained smear and/or biochemical reaction|
Susceptibility by automated MIC, Kirby-Bauer or by Gradient