Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose anaerobic bacterial infections.

Mnemonic
MC ANA
Methodology

Stain/Culture/Identification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Negative at 5 days (Rule out Actinomyces at 10 days)
Positives as soon as detected

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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



Compliance Category

Standard

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87075; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060143 Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain 635-3
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Aliases
  • Actinomyces Culture
  • Anaerobic culture
  • Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic
  • Culture, Anaerobic
Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain