Diagnose anaerobic bacterial infections.
Negative at 5 days (Rule out Actinomyces at 10 days)
Positives as soon as detected
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.
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.
87075; Identification and susceptibility CPT codes may vary based on method.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060143||Anaerobe Culture and Gram Stain||635-3|
- Actinomyces Culture
- Anaerobic culture
- Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic
- Culture, Anaerobic