Minimum Bactericidal Concentration

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: MIC/MBC
CPT CODE: 87186; 87187 (each drug)
CDM NUMBER: 3421044; 3421042 (each drug)
DAYS PERFORMED: Monday-Thursday, 0700-1400
TURNAROUND TIME: 2-5 days
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: The patient`s organism must be saved at the request of the physician. The request must be received by the laboratory within 7 days of specimen submission for initial culture in order to perform a MBC test. If the isolate has not been saved, the test cannot be performed. The physician must specify specific bacterial isolate and antimicrobial agent(s) to be tested. The types of antibiotics tested depends upon the organism identification.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Organism isolated from patient`s specimen (pure culture isolate)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Organism discarded prior to physician request for testing, non-viable isolate.
REFERENCE RANGE: Variable depending upon the organism and the antibiotic.
METHODOLOGY: Microtiter MIC; macrotube dilution with culture for MBC
REFERRAL LABORATORY: Commercial Laboratory
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Antimicrobials not yet FDA approved may be tested on a research use only basis.
TEST SYNONYM(S):MBC