CPT® 87185, Under Antimicrobial Susceptibility Studies

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 87185 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Studies.

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Summary

The lab analyst performs the technical steps to evaluate a culture isolate’s susceptibility, or sensitivity, to certain antimicrobial agents, commonly called antibiotics, by detecting the organism’s production of a specific enzyme, such as beta lactamase, that interferes with the effectiveness of certain antibiotics.

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