Reflex panel to identify anaerobic bacterial isolate and determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents.
- Patient Preparation
- Actively growing organism, in pure culture
- Specimen Preparation
- Transport sealed container with pure culture on agar slant in anaerobic transport pouch or on a swab in anaerobic transport media. Place each specimen in an individually sealed bag.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Room temperature. If culture is suspected of being a microorganism identified on the IATA list as an infectious substance affecting humans, submit specimen according to Biological Substance, Category A, shipping guidelines.
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Mixed cultures or non-viable organisms.
- Specimen source required. Indicate suspected pathogen.
- Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Submission of mixed cultures will result in delayed turnaround time and increased charges. Isolation of organism should be ensured prior to submission. Order a separate test for each organism identification required.
Avoid submission of isolates in liquid media where possible. Submission of liquid media commonly results in mixed and/or non-viable cultures.
Anaerobe susceptibility testing is appropriate in the case of serious infections involving blood, bone, joint, tissue, or brain abscess. (Refer to Antimicrobial Susceptibility - Anaerobe, ARUP test code 0060202).
For identification by 16s rDNA sequencing only, order Organism Identification by 16s rDNA Sequencing (ARUP test code 0060720).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060198||Anaerobe ID w/Rflx to Susceptibility||20878-5|
- Actinomyces Identification
- anaerobe identification
- anaerobic bacteria identification
- antibiotic sensitivity
- antibiotic susceptibility testing
- bacterial susceptibility testing
- Identification, Anaerobic
- MIC testing
- Minimum inhibitory concentration
- organism referred for identification