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Sources: Available on isolates from blood cultures, bone and joint infections, or brain abscesses and organisms isolated in pure culture from other sources
Preferred: Anaerobic transport tube (Supply T588)
Acceptable: Thioglycollate broth or any other suitable anaerobic transport system
Specimen Volume: Organism in pure culture
1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.
2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (Supply T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.
1. Organism identification and specimen source are required for processing.
2. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf).