#ExistRefRange>Culture negative for acid-fast bacilli.
Identification ordered and performed on positives.
Susceptibility performed on all initial isolates of M. tuberculosis complex.
Susceptibility performed on Mycobacterium other than M. tuberculosis complex isolates by request only.
Susceptibility testing of M. gordonae is inappropriate.
||AFB stain, AFB identification of positives, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Identification of positive culture is billed by individual DNA probes and tests performed. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Amplified Direct Detection will be performed on AFB stain positive specimens. Additional charges apply.
||87116 Culture. CPT codes for identification and susceptibility vary based on method. If reflexed, add 87556 Amplified probe.