Diagnose anaerobic bacterial infections.
Negative at 6 days (Rule out Actinomyces at 10 days)
Positives as soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
Aspirate, body fluids, tissues, or material collected from areas without normal anaerobic flora.
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.
Specimen from site with normal anaerobic flora. Aerobic conditions.
Specimen source required.
Ambient: 48 hour; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable
Culture negative for anaerobes.
Identification and susceptibilities performed on positive cultures when appropriate.
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.
If gram stain is required, order Gram Stain (ARUP test #0060101).
For University of Utah Hospital and affiliated clinics, anaerobic cultures must be paired with an aerobic culture. Please order appropriate aerobic culture. If aerobic culture is not ordered, the laboratory will order it.
87075; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
- Actinomyces Culture
- Anaerobic culture
- Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic
- Culture, Anaerobic