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Anaerobe Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
ANAC MIC2
Specimen Type:
See attached Specimen Collection Procedure for acceptable specimens.
Tube Type:
See attached Specimen Collection Procedure.
Collection Volume:
Eswab / 1.0-2.0 mL fluid or pus
Cause for Rejection:
Specimen collected in nonsterile container. No swab in Eswab transport tube.
Storage:
Ambient
Availability:
Daily
Methodology:
Culture
Special Instructions:
An aerobic (routine) culture order should accompany any anaerobic culture order, since not all infections are caused by anaerobic bacteria. Do not order anaerobic cultures on specimens where anaerobic bacteria are normal flora such as vagina, throat, gastric, sputum, or bowel. Try to limit the specimens exposure to air. Order C. difficile by Amplification test on stool specimens for C. difficile toxin only.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8412
TAT:
5 days
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 48 hours
CPT Code:
87075