CPT® 87186, Under Antimicrobial Susceptibility Studies

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 87186 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Antimicrobial Susceptibility Studies.

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The lab analyst performs the technical steps to evaluate a culture isolate’s susceptibility, or sensitivity, to multiple antimicrobial agents, commonly called antibiotics, by observing growth of the isolate on various concentrations of each antibiotic using agar dilution or microdilution methods to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration.

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