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Test Catalog

Test ID: BLACT    
Beta-Lactamase

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.

Necessary Information

Specimen source and organism identification are required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Pure culture of actively growing Enterococcus species, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, or Staphylococcus species

Container/Tube: Slant

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in an approved mailing container and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

NA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated