Organism Referred for Id, Aerobic Bacteria (IDENT), Organism Referred for Identification, Aerobic Bacteria (IDENT), 50012-IDENT
Identification of pure isolates of aerobic bacteria
Differentiation of members of the Staphylococcus aureus complex (S aureus, S argenteus, S schweitzeri)
Specimen source is required.
Isolate description is required including: Gram stain reaction, morphology, and test performed.
1. Perform isolation of infecting bacteria
2. Bacterial organism must be submitted in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.
Isolates suspected of being select agent isolates (eg, Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species, Burkholderia mallei, Burkholderia pseudomallei, Francisella tularensis, or Yersinia pestis) should be submitted to client's state health department or the CDC for identification confirmation or exclusion.
Organisms are referred to confirm identification or when the identity is unknown. This may provide helpful information regarding the significance of the organism, its role in the disease process, and its possible origin.
Techniques employed may include conventional biochemical analysis, commercial identification strips or panels, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry or sequencing nucleic acid of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene.
Genus and species are reported on aerobic bacterial isolates, whenever possible.
Bacillus species will be reported out as "Large spore-forming aerobic gram-positive Bacillus, not Bacillus cereus or Bacillus anthracis," unless species identification is specifically requested on the request form.