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Test Code SSF1 Nocardia Stain, Varies

Reporting Name

Nocardia Stain

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Collect a raw specimen.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Ambient  7 days

Reference Values

Reported as positive or negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information


87176-Tissue processing (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
SSF1 Nocardia Stain 21003-9


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SSF1 Nocardia Stain 21003-9

Report Available

1 to 2 days

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
TISSR Tissue Processing No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex test may be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

Modified Acid-Fast Stain


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Useful For

Detection of Nocardia species and other partially-acid fast aerobic actinomycetes in clinical specimens

Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required