This is a Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) code, meaning that the code applies to only one unique lab test made by a specific manufacturer or performed by a specific lab. Report 0311U only for Accelerate PhenoTest® BC kit, AST configuration from Accelerate Diagnostics Inc. This configuration provides rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) reported as minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for positive blood cultures when the lab already has a rapid infectious organism identification system. MIC refers to the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial agent (such as an antibiotic) that inhibits microorganism (such as bacteria) growth.
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