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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Test Code: 202400
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Clinical Utility

This assay is only available as part of a panel and cannot be ordered individually.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram negative bacillus bacterium. Serious infections usually occur in persons hospitalized, especially those on breathing machines, using catheters, from surgical wounds and burns, and can be life-threatening; and those with weakened immune systems. Multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas can be deadly for patients in critical care. The bacteria are spread by healthcare workers or from equipment that gets contaminated and not properly cleaned. Healthy persons can also develop mild illnesses, especially after exposure to infected water. Ear infections, especially in children, and more generalized skin rashes may occur.

 

Specimens are approved for testing in New York only when indicated in the Specimen Information field above. The CPT codes provided are based on Viracor Eurofins' interpretation of the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Questions regarding coding should be addressed to your local Medicare carrier. Viracor Eurofins assumes no responsibility for billing errors due to reliance on the CPT codes illustrated in this material.

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