Culture: Anaerobe (Includes Gram Stain)
Epic order code: LAB233
87075 culture; gram stain CPT codes may vary.
Collection: Specimens, such as pus, fluids, tissues or material collected from a wound, abscess or aspirate, must be collected in an anaerobic transport tube. We recommend collecting 0.5 mL of specimen from the aspirated site in an anaerobic transport tube.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Store samples in an anaerobe transport container at 20° - 25° C. Submit specimens according to Biological Substance, Category B, shipping guidelines.
- Refrigerated specimens
- Specimens from the site with normal anaerobic flora
- Non-sterile or leaking containers
- Non-anaerobic containers
- Delayed transport to lab
- Ambient: 24 - 72 hours
- Refrigerated: Unacceptable
- Frozen: Unacceptable
This test is used to identify anaerobic pathogenic organisms from a specified site.
2 - 7 days
Negative for anaerobes
Monday - Friday