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Anaerobe Culture

Test Name:Anaerobe Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB233  
CPT Code:87075, 87205  
Specimen(s) Type:Can be ordered on most sources, except sputum, urine, feces, cervix, vagina or skin. Refer to Micro Collection Information by Source.
Acceptable Container(s):Anaerobe culturette or other anaerobe transport container
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 5-7 days; preliminary report is issued at 48-72 hours after receipt.
Collection Information:See Microbiology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport at room temperature. Do NOT refrigerate. Specimen must be received in lab within 24 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, unsuitable source, not collected under anaerobic conditions.
Reference Range:No growth of anaerobic bacteria.
Additional Information:Anaerobe susceptibilities are performed by request only and the test is sent to an outside reference lab. The order must be placed as a reference lab specimen and Microbiology lab must be notified at 42358 to prepare the specimen. Gram stains are automatically performed with an anaerobic culture.