Identify bacteria in wounds. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. Refer to Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain (0060143).
Negative at 5 days
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Aspirate, purulent material or swab.
Aspirate fluid: Transfer to a sterile container.
Purulent Material: Transfer to a sterile tube or anaerobe transport media.
Swab: Place in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-
Syringes with needle attached. Dry swabs.
Refrigerated specimens are not recommended for recovery of some fastidious organisms such as Neisseria spp.
Sterile Container: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Eswab: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable
Identification and susceptibility tests are performed on significant isolates.
Gram stain, identification, and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture. Anaerobe Culture is NOT included with this order. Anaerobe culture is recommended for body fluids, tissue, and deep wound/surgical cultures. If anaerobe culture is needed, please order Anaerobe culture (ARUP test code 0060143) and use anaerobic collection device for transportation.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Abscess Culture
- Aerobic Bacteria Culture
- Aerobic Culture
- Bacteria, Aerobic, Culture
- Culture, Wound