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SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING FOR M. AVIUM COMPLEX (MAC)

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Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​For MAC isolated in CTBL or in other laboratories

Storage and Transport

​Isolates identified in referring labs must specify the organism’s identification and clinical source on the lab request form. For further instructions on packing, refer under IDENTIFICATION OF MYCOBACTERIA.

Method

​MGIT non-radiometric. Minimum Inhibitory Concentration breakpoint testing

Test Results

​Susceptible, Resistant

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

³ 2 weeks

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Friday

Remarks

​Drug Tested: Clarithromycin. For alternative drugs, please contact CTBL

Change History Notes

  • 16 Oct 2015 06:00 PM

    Amend Test name, method and results.

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