To a maximum of three for urine, two for nose/throat
Test to be performed on pure culture.
When is this action required?
A: S. Aureus resistant to Oxacillin screening test.
Enterococci resistant to Vancomycin or high level amino-glycosides, or Ampicillin. S. Pneumoniae resistant to Oxacillin screen. (For out-patients, organisms resistant to all oral antibiotics tested.)
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:See Pre-Amble Notes