Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain
0060143
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MC ANA
Methodology
Stain/Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
2-7 days
Preliminary: negative at 2 days, or as soon as positive detected.
Final: negative at 5 days (Rule out Actinomyces at 10 days)  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Aspirate, body fluids, tissues, or material collected from areas without normal anaerobic flora.  
Specimen Preparation
Place specimen immediately into anaerobe transport media (ARUP supply #16426). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen from site with normal anaerobic flora. Aerobic conditions.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Ambient: 48 hour; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for anaerobes.
Identification and susceptibilities performed on positive cultures when appropriate.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

Indicate if Actinomyces is suspected.

Contact the laboratory prior to collection of the specimen if consultation on collection containers or transport is needed.
CPT Code(s)
87075; CPT codes for identification and susceptibility vary based on method.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060143Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain635-3
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Aliases
  • Actinomyces Culture
  • Anaerobic culture
  • Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic
  • Culture, Anaerobic