Haemophilus spp. identification 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAA0034A

CPT: 87077, 


Haemophilus, influenza, H. flu., Hi 

Requisition Form


Test Description

Identification of Haemophilus sp.

Pre-Approval Needed


Supplemental Information Required


Supplemental Form(s)


Performed on Specimens from (sources)


Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

After overnight incubation at 35-37°C with ~5% CO2, store slants at an ambient temperature

Transport Medium

Appropriate solid medium that supports growth

Specimen Labeling

  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.

Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49 
  • Ship overnight at room temperature. 


Bacterial culture, MALDI-TOF (mass spectrometry), conventional serotyping (Haemophilus influenzae from sterile sites)

Turn-around Time

2-21 days


  • Material must be viable.
  • Improper storage or shipping temperatures
  • Limit organism recovery.

Common Causes for Rejection

  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form. 

Additional Information

Isolates from sterile sites identified as Haemophilus influenza will be serotyped.