Culture: Body Fluid (Includes Gram Stain)
Epic order code: LAB269
- 87070/87075 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 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 body fluid.
2 - 7 days
Identification and susceptibility performed on positive cultures.
Monday - Friday