Organism MIC, Bacterial

Test Mnemonic


CPT Codes

  • 87186 - QTY (1)


  • Susceptibility Test
  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentration
  • MIC

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
UnspecifiedIsolate of organismAgar slant AmbientOr plate or broth. 18 - 48 hour growth preferred. Transport isolate in an appropriate atmospheric transport system.


Environmental Condition Description
Ambient1 week
Refrigerated1 week

Days Performed

Sun - Sat

Turnaround Time

10 days


Name Description
Microtiter (MICR) 

Reference Range

Special Info

Indicate organism identification (if known), original date of collection and specimen site on test order. Contraindications: lack of viability or culture appears mixed or grossly contaminated.