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Bacillus anthracis, Rule Out or Confirm

Updated

4/8/2010

Other Names Bacillus anthracis; B. anthracis; anthrax
How to Order
Check the appropriate box under ISOLATE IDENTIFICATION (R/O OR CONFIRM) on the General Microbiology Request Form  (form 60)
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain, standard reference procedures for biochemical identification and PCR
Performed
Daily, on regular business days. Stat processing is available 24/7 for critical situations
Time to Reporting
24 hours. Rule out or confirmation of identification available on day of receipt.
CPT Code
87077 – aerobic culture definitive identification

 

87801 – confirm by amplified probe technique (PCR)



Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, on an agar slant or plate media.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and place into biohazard bag.    Refrigerate or hold at room temperature. Do not freeze. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Room temperature or wet ice. Do not freeze.
Rejection Criteria
Leaking containers, unlabeled specimens or specimens submitted with incomplete requisition forms will not be processed.
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the OSPHL at 503-693-4100.