2020 Catalog




MICROBIOLOGY

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2949
Acid Fast Smears

Prepared, fixed slides for acid fast staining.

5 challenges per event 1st and 3rd only.

2950
Bacteriology

Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification, antigen screening and/or Gram Stain. Sources will vary. 1 of the 5 specimens test event will be tested for antimicrobial susceptibility.

Participants must follow the CLSI Guidelines M2-A9 and M7-A7. the inappropriate selection of antimicrobials, as defined in the CLSI documents, will be scored as misses.

5 challenges per event.

2139
Bacteriology, Complete

Pure & mixed cultures will be included for identification, antigen screeen & gram stain.

Sources vary ber shipping event, from the following:

3 - Strep A Antigen

1 or 2 Blood Cultures

15 - Gram Stains

15 - Organism Morphology

3 - Throat Cultures

1 or 2 CSF Cultures

1 - Genital Cultures

2 - Wound Culture (Aerobic & Anaerobic)

3 - Stool Cultures

3 - Urine Cultures

Antimicrobial Susceptibility, supplemental

 

One of the five specimens per testing event will be for antimicrobial susceptibility.

2811
Bacteriology Complete w Urine Colony Count

 

Pure & mixed cultures will be included for identification, antigen screeen & gram stain.

Sources vary ber shipping event, from the following:

3 - Strep A Antigen

1 or 2 Blood Cultures

15 - Gram Stains

15 - Organism Morphology

3 - Throat Cultures

1 or 2 CSF Cultures

1 - Genital Cultures

2 - Wound Culture (Aerobic & Anaerobic)

3 - Stool Cultures

3 - Urine Cultures

Antimicrobial Susceptibility, supplemental

 

One of the five specimens per testing event will be for antimicrobial susceptibility.

Pure and mixed cultures in a lyophilized pellet for bacterial colony count.

This is a supplemental program and you must be enrolled in Bacteriology, Throat/Urine Culture, or Urine Culture for CMS reporting. 

2 challenges per testing event.

2812
Blood Culture, Supplemental
2218
Campylobacter supplemental 2 vial

Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification, or antigen screen. Must be enrolle din a 5 vial Bacteriology Culture and Identification program, or if reporting as extent 2 must be enrolled in a 5 vial Bacteriology Direct Antigen program.

 

2 challenges per testing event

2972
C. Difficile Antigen 5 vial

Lyophilized samples for the detection of Clostridium difficile toxin.

5 challenges per testing event. 

2951
Chlamydia/GC/Strep B

Antigen suspensions, 0.5 mL, for use with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, and Streptococcus Group B antigen screens.

These specimens cannot be cultured.

5 challenges per testing event.

2967
Cryptosporidium/Giardia 5vial

Formalinized fecal specimens for the analysis of Cryptosporidium and Giardia.

5 challenges per testing event. 

2952
Genital Culture, 5 - vial
Pure cultures for identification of genital pathogens, Strep Group B and/or Neisseria gonorrhea.
2954
Gram Stain

Bacterial smears on slides for staining

5 challenges per testing event

2172
MRSA
Liquid samples for the detection of Methicillin Resistant S, aureaus using molecular probe methods. these are killed organisms not intended for culture.
2955
Parasitology
Specimens include fecal specimens, (formalinized and PVA) and/or photomicrographs
2217
Rotavirus, 2-vial Add on to any 5vial viral antigen screen

ADD ON TO ANY 5 vial antigen screen

 

2 challenges per event.

 

2216
Rotavirus, 5-vial

Lyophilized vials for detection of Rotavirus

 

5 challenges per event

2174
Shiga Toxin

Specimens for Shiga Toxin 1 and 2. For supplemental testing only, must be ordered in addition to another 5 vial CLIA acceptable other Bacteriology antigen programs.

 

2 challenges per testing event 

2956
Strep Group A Antigen

Preinoculated swabs for antigen screening only. Any method requiring live bacteria, such as cultures, stains or DNA probe methods should enroll in the throat culture module

 

5 challenges per testing event

2957
Throat Culture

Pure and mixed cultures are included for identification, antigen screening, and/or Gram Stain.

5 challenges per testing event. 

2958
Throat/Urine Culture

Each event will include 3 urine and 2 throat cultures. Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification, antigen screen, and/or Gram Stain. One urine specimen per testing event will be used for susceptibility testing.

Participants must follow the CLSI Guidelines M2-A9 and M7-A7. the inappropriate selection of antimicrobials, as defined in the CLSI documents, will be scored as misses.

5 challenges per testing event.

 

2813
Throat/Urine Culture with Colony Count Form Only

Each event will include 3 urine and 2 throat cultures. Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification, antigen screen, and/or Gram Stain. One urine specimen per testing event will be used for susceptibility testing.

Participants must follow the CLSI Guidelines M2-A9 and M7-A7. the inappropriate selection of antimicrobials, as defined in the CLSI documents, will be scored as misses.

5 challenges per testing event.

1 challenge colony count per testing event

2316
Urease, Rapid (Clo- Test)

Simulated gastric biopsy samples for use with CLOtest, PyloriTek or similar methods

 

2 challenges per testing event 

2106
Urine Colony Count

Pure and mixed cultures in a lyophilized pellet for bacterial colony count.

This is a supplemental program and you must be enrolled in Bacteriology, Throat/Urine Culture, or Urine Culture for CMS reporting. 

2 challenges per testing event.


2959
Urine Culture

Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification. Per Event, samples are as follows:

1 antimicrobial susceptibility

5 culture identifications 

 

2814
Urine Culture w Colony Count Form Only

Pure and mixed cultures will be included for identification. Per Event, samples are as follows:

1 user supplied Gram Stain

1 antimicrobial susceptibility

5 challenges per testing event.


FORM ONLY

2980
Vaginosis (Affirm Microbial Screen)

Lyophilized samples for the following vaginal pathogens:

  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Gardnerella vaginalis
  • Candida albicans

 

5 challenges per event

2973
Viral Antigen Screen

Llyophilized vials for the detection of

  • Influenza Type A
  • Influenza Type B
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) antigen
  • Adenovirus
5 challenges per testing event.  
2215
Viral Antigen Screen 2vial Waived (1st &3rd events only)

Lyophilized vials for detection of the following analytes:

  • Adenovrius
  • Influenza Type A
  • Influenza Type B
  • Respiratory sysncytail virus (RSV) antigen

 

2 challenges per testing event, 1st and 3rd events only