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Laboratory Tests and Fees

BACTERIOLOGY

Bacteriology Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST   # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
Aeromonas-Plesiomonas culture 2310 Daily $41.00 17, 17A 100 87046
Antibiotic susceptibility testing, urine culture isolate 2600 Daily $47.00 21 100 87184
Bacteriology primary culture 2025 Daily $115.00   100 87070
Bacteriology isolate identification (No fee for N. gonorrhoeae, N. meningitis Listeria or other pathogens of public health interest) 2085 Daily $269.00   100 87077
Campylobacter culture 2240 Daily $37.00 17, 17A 100 87046
E coli shigatoxin-producing culture 2250 Daily $44.00   100 87046
E coli shigatoxin-producing, isolate confirmation 2080 Daily $115.00     87070
Gram stain 2035 Daily $34.00   100 87205
Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture 2050 Daily $31.00 11 100 87850
Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture confirmation 2040 Daily $122.00   100 87077
Salmonella culture 2220 Daily $39.00 17, 17A 100 87045
Shigella culture 2230 Daily $55.00 17, 17A 100 87045
Streptococcus Culture 2015 Daily $35.00   100 87081
Yersinia enterocolitica culture 2270 Daily $52.00 17, 17A 100 87046
Urine culture with colony count 2065 Daily $48.00 21 100 87086
Vibrio culture 2260 Daily $53.00 17, 17A 100 87046
Shigatoxin 2290 Daily $65.00 17, 17A 100 87427
Stool culture isolate identification 2280 Daily $110.00   100 87045
PANEL TEST # FEE     CPT
Standard Stool Culture: 2200 $113.00   100  
Salmonella culture         87045
Shigella culture         87045
Campylobacter culture         87046
Shigatoxin-producing E coli culture         87046
PANEL TEST # FEE     CPT
Comprehensive Stool Culture: 2300 $278.00   100  
Salmonella culture         87045
Shigella culture         87045
Campylobacter culture         87046
Shigatoxin-producing E coli culture         87046
E coli, shigatoxin-producing         87046
Yersinia enterocolitica culture         87046
Aeromonas-Plesiomonas culture         87046
Vibrio culture         87046
Shigatoxin Enzyme-immunoassay         87427

FOOD TESTING

Food Testing Tests and Fees
DESCRIPTION
Note: These tests are performed in specific circumstances and can only be submitted by authorized personnel.
TEST # FEE REQUISITION
Enteric pathogens culture Food 3010 $147.00 100 (or chain of custody)
Direct microscopic exam Food 3005 $136.00 100 (or chain of custody)

MOLECULAR AMPLIFICATION TESTING

Molecular Amplification Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION & TRANSPORT REQUISITION CPT CODE

Corona-SARS-CoV-2 Amplification

Corona-SARS-CoV-2 PCR-STAT

Corona-SARS-Cov-2 PCR

6860

6852

6850

Daily

Daily

Daily

$63.00***

$94.00***

$138.00***

6A

6A

6A

100

100

100

87635

87635

87635

Bordetella (pertussis) PCR 2110 Daily $124.00 6 100 87798
Chlamydia amplified assay * 2750 Daily $35.00 2 100 87491
Gonorrhea amplified assay * 2770 Daily $35.00 2 100 87591
Trichomonas amplified assay* 2850 Daily $53.00 2 100 87661
Mycoplasma genitalium amplification 2870 Daily $65.00 2 100 87798
Enterovirus RT-PCR 6300 Mon-Wed-Fri $124.00 23 100 87798
Herpes Virus Amplification 6800 Daily $78.00 30 100 87798
Influenza virus RT-PCR 50000 Mon-Wed-Fri $138.00 6, 6A 100 87501
Influenza virus RT-PCR with reflex to Resp PCR Panel 50010 Daily $138.00 (+$215.00 if RP performed) 6, 6A 100 87798
Measles Virus PCR (Rubeola) 6180 Daily $124.00 28, 28A 100 87798
M.tuberculosis amplification (MTD-RIF) 3530 Daily $122.00 15, 16 100 87556
Mumps Virus PCR 6170 Daily $124.00 20 100 87798
Norovirus RT-PCR 6100 Daily $124.00 17, 17A 100 87798
Pneumonia PCR Panel

Bacteria reported with numeric values of 104 105, 106, or 107 Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex, Klebsiella oxytoca, Serratia marcescens Enterobacter cloacae complex, Klebsiella pneumoniae group, Staphylococcus aureus Escherichia coli, Moraxella catarrhalis , Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenzae Proteus spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, Klebsiella aerogenes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogenes, Atypical Bacteria Chlamydiophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila' Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Viruses: Adenovirus,Coronavirus,Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV),Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus.Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV),Influenza Virus A, Influenza B,Parainfluenza virus Antimicrobial Resistance Genes; CTX-M , NDM, mecA/C and MREJ, IMP, OXA-48-like, KPC and VIM

6620 Daily $224.00 15, 16 100 87631,87541,87581,8748, 87798 x (13), 87150 x (7)
Poxvirus PCR Call for Information Daily $124.00 13 100 87798
Respiratory PCR Panel (RP):

Influenza A, H3, H1, Influenza B, Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Types A and B, Adenovirus, Enterovirus/Rhinovirus, Coronaviruses, B pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Adenovirus, Corona viruses 228E, HKU1, NL63, OC43, Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4,  Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Enterovirus/Rhinovirus, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella para pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumonia,Corona Virus SARS-CoV2

6310 Daily $215.00 6, 6A 100 87633
Varicella-Zoster virus PCR 6190 Daily $124.00 23 100 87798
Gastrointestinal PCR Panel (GP):

Rotavirus A, Norovirus G1/GII, Sapovirus, Astrovirus, Adenovirus 40/41, Diarheagenic E coli, Entertoxigenic E. coli (ETEC), Enteropathogenic E coli (EPEC), Enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC), Escherichia coli 0157, Shigatoxin-producing E coli(stx1/stx 2) (STEC), Enteroinvasive E coli (EIEC), Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Clostridium difficile Toxin A/B, LT/ST, ,), Giardia lamblia, Cyclospora, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba histolytica , Vibrio spp, Vibrio Cholerae, Yersinia enterocolitica.

6500 Daily $244.00 17, 17A 100 0097U
*Test volume-based pricing is available
**For specimen collection and transporting refer to SLOPHLAB Collection Instructions
***No charge at this time - Fees will be operative August 7, 2020 (Corona-sars-Cov-2)

MYCOBACTERIOLOGY and MYCOLOGY TESTING

MYCOBATERIOLOGY and MYCOLOGY TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
M. tuberculosis amplification (MTB-RIF) 3530 Daily $122.00 15, 16 100 87556
M. tuberculosis complex probe 3571 Thurs $78.00   100 87555
M. avium complex probe 3575 Thurs $78.00   100 87560
M. kansasii probe 3581 Thurs $78.00   100 87550
M. gordonae probe 3585 Thurs $78.00   100 87550
Mycobacterial isolate identification 3555 Daily $115.00   100 87118
TB culture & identification (plus concentration*) 3545 Daily $75.00 3 100 87116
TB fluorescent smear (urgent) 3526 Daily $143.00 15, 16 100 87206
TB fluorescent smear 3535 Daily $34.00 15, 16 100 87206
Quantiferon** 8800 Wed $78.00 14 100 86480
Mycology culture & identification 3905 Daily $114.00 7 100 87101
Mycology direct exam 3900 Daily $40.00 7 100 87220
Mycology isolate identification 3910 Daily $118.00 7 100 87106
Coccidioides Probe 3915 Thurs $74.00     87149
*Concentration 9900 Daily $25.00   100 87015
 
*Specimen must be received by 2:00 pm for testing
**Test volume-based pricing available

PARASITOLOGY TESTING

PARASITOLOGY TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST   # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
Ova and Parasites 4025 Daily $76.00 18 100 87177
Parasite identification- Trichrome stain 4010 Daily $56.00 18 100 87209
Wet prep vaginal 4055 Daily $51.00 22 100 87210
Cryptosporidium-Giardia DFA (with concentration*) 4030 Daily $57.00 18 100 87272, 87269, 87015
Parasite special direct exam 4000 Daily $51.00 18 100 87207
Parasite wet mount, feces 4050 Daily $56.00 17, 17A 100 87177
Helminth-Arthropod identification 4020 Daily $43.00     87169
Tick Identification
Anyone may request this test
4015 Daily $31.00 29   87168
Cyclospora direct exam 4045 Daily $91.00   100 87206, 87015
Microsporidia special direct exam 4060 Daily $70.00 18 100 87206, 87015
Isospora special direct exam 4065 Daily $70.00 18 100 87206, 87015
Parasite blood smear exam 4040 Daily $44.00 5 100 86750
Pinworm prep 4005 Daily $39.00 12 100 87172
 
Standard Parasitology Panel 4025 Daily $123.00 18 100  
Ova & Parasites concentration & exam           87177
Trichrome stain & exam           87209
 
Comprehensive Parasitology Panel: 4300 Daily $209.00 18 100  
Ova & Parasites concentration & exam           87177
Trichrome stain & exam           87209
Cryptosporidium DFA           87272
Giardia DFA           87269
 
*Concentration     $25.00     87015

SEROLOGY TESTING

SEROLOGY TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST   # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN
COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
RPR, serum 5035 Tues & Thurs $28.00 32 100 86592
RPR, serum, titer 5040 Tues & Thurs $47.00 32 100 86593
Treponema pallidum particle agglutination test (TP-PA, syphilis conf.) 5065 Tues & Thurs $62.00 32 100 86780
HCV antibody, qualitative  5800 Tues & Thurs $49.00   100 86803
HIV antibody, Serum, Batch size 50 * 5500 Tues & Thurs $52.00   100 87389
HIV antibody differentiation test 5700 day after screen $80.00   100 86689
Varicella-Zoster (VZV) antibody 5100 Mon & Thurs $49.00 33 100 86787
VDRL, CSF 5060 Tues & Thurs $37.00   100 86593
 
*Test volume-based pricing available
 

SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD) TESTING

SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED DISEASE (STD) TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST   # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
N. gonorrhoeae culture 2050 Daily $31.00 11 100 87081
VDRL, CSF 5060 Daily $37.00   100 86593
RPR, serum 5035 Daily $28.00 32 100 86592
RPR, serum, titer 5040 Daily $47.00 32 100 86593
Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TP-PA, syphilis confirmation.) 5065 Day after screen $62.00   100 86780
Herpes Virus Amplification 6800 Daily $78.00 30 100 87798
HIV 1 antibody, EIA, serum * 5500 Tues-Thurs $52.00     86701
HIV antibody differentiation test 5700 day after screen $80.00   100 87389
Chlamydia amplified assay * 2750 Daily $35.00 2 100 87491
Gonorrhea amplified assay * 2770 Daily $35.00 2 100 87591
Trichomonas amplification 2850 Daily $53.00 2 100 87661
Mycoplasma genitalium amplification 2870 Daily $65.00 2 100 87798
*Test volume-based pricing available

SPECIAL SERVICES

SPECIAL SERVICES, Tests and Fees
DESCRIPTION FEE REQUISITION
Bioterrorism Agent Testing None 100
Suspected Ebola Patient Specimen Protocol None 100
Urgent Charge—Per Episode (testing done outside regularly scheduled hours) $139.00 NA
Miscellaneous Testing Per Hour $124.00 NA
Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment, Single Event Program $85.00 NGHA Application
Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment, Multiple Event Program $125.00 NGHA Application
TEST PERFORMED TEST # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN
COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISITION CPT CODE
Blood Lead 9150 Daily $35.00 4 100 83655

VIROLOGY TESTING

VIROLOGY TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST   # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN COLLECTION & TRANSPORT REQUISITION CPT CODE
Hantavirus Testing 9000 Daily Call 25 100 NA
Herpes Virus amplification 6800 Daily $78.00 30 100 87798
HCV antibody, qualitative 5800 Tues & Thurs $49.00   100 86803
Influenza virus RT-PCR 6030 Mon-Wed-Fri $131.00 9 100 87798
Influenza virus RT-PCR with reflex to Resp PCR Panel 50010 Daily $138.00 (+$215.00 if RP performed) 6, 6A 100 87798
Measles virus PCR (Rubeola) 6180 Daily $124.00 28, 28A 100 87798
Mumps virus PCR 6170 Daily $124.00 20 100 87798
Norovirus RT-PCR 6100 Daily $124.00   100 87798
Pneumonia PCR Panel

Bacteria reported with numeric values of 104 105, 106, or 107 Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex, Klebsiella oxytoca, Serratia marcescens Enterobacter cloacae complex, Klebsiella pneumoniae group, Staphylococcus aureus Escherichia coli, Moraxella catarrhalis , Streptococcus agalactiae, Haemophilus influenzae Proteus spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, Klebsiella aerogenes Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogenes, Atypical Bacteria Chlamydiophila pneumoniae, Legionella pneumophila' Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Viruses: Adenovirus,Coronavirus,Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV),Human Rhinovirus/Enterovirus.Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV),Influenza Virus A, Influenza B,Parainfluenza virus Antimicrobial Resistance Genes; CTX-M , NDM, mecA/C and MREJ, IMP, OXA-48-like, KPC and VIM

6620 Daily $224.00 15, 16 100 87631,87541,87581,8748, 87798 x (13), 87150 x (7)
Respiratory Virus Agent PCR Panel (RP):

Influenza A, H3, H1, Influenza B, Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Types A and B, Adenovirus, Enterovirus/Rhinovirus, Coronaviruses, B pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Adenovirus, Corona viruses 228E, HKU1, NL63, OC43, Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) Parainfluenza 1, 2, 3, 4,  Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Enterovirus/Rhinovirus, Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella para pertussis, Chlamydophila pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumonia,Corona Virus SARS-CoV2

6310 Daily $215.00 6 100

0099U

Varicella-Zoster virus PCR 6190 Daily $124.00 23 100 87798
VZV antibody 5100 Mon $49.00     86787
Gastrointestinal PCR Panel (GP):

Rotavirus A, Norovirus G1/GII, Sapovirus, Salmonella, Plesiomonas, Campylobacter,Clostridium difficile Toxin A/B,  Enteropathogenic E coli, Enteroaggregative E coli, Entertoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) LT/ST, Escherichia coli 0157, Shigella/Enteroinvasive E coli, Shigatoxin-producing E coli(stx1/stx 2), Giardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium, Cyclospora cayetensis, Adenovirus 40/41Astrovirus, Entamoeba histolytica , Vibrio spp,Vibrio cholera,  Yersinia enterocolitica

6500 Daily $244.00 17, 17A 100 0097U
Rabies DFA 6000 Daily $112.00   300 N/A
Zika 9000 Daily Call 24 100 NA

WATER and SHELLFISH TESTING

WATER and SHELLFISH TESTING, Tests and Fees
TEST PERFORMED TEST # PERFORMED FEE SPECIMEN
COLLECTION
& TRANSPORT
REQUISTION METHOD
Enterococci, MPN 8010 Daily, 1 da $31.00   200 SM 9230
Fecal coliforms, water, A1 method 8910 Scheduled,1 da $61.00 64, 66 200 SM 9221E
Fecal coliforms, for Shellfish Growing Water 8710 Scheduled,1 da $61.00 64, 66 200 AOAC
Heterotrophic Plate Count 8045 Daily 2 da $51.00   200 SM9215B
Pseudomonas Count 8050 Daily 1 da $35.00   200 chromogenic
Total coliforms-E coli MPN (Quantitray) 8025 Daily 1 da $31.00   200 SM 9223
Total coliforms-E coli, Presence/Absence* 8040 Daily 1 da $30.00 61, 62, 63 200 SM 9223
Salinity 8069 Daily 1 da $11.00   200 refractometry
Fecal coliforms, shellfish meat 8770 scheduled, 3-4 da $168.00   200 FDA
Domoic acid, shellfish meat 9005 scheduled, 2 da $164.00   200 EIA
Total coliforms-E coli MPN (Undiluted) 8350 Daily, 1 day $31.00 61, 62, 63 200 SM 9223
 
*Drinking water samples accepted Mon thru Fri; Call 805-781-5508 to schedule testing for other water testing
*Test volume -based pricing is available

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