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Test ID: MMLSA    
Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, MIC

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Sources: Available only on isolates from blood cultures, bone and joint infections, or brain abscesses and organisms isolated in pure culture from other sources

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Anaerobic transport tube (BBL Port-A-Cul Tube) (Supply T588)

Acceptable: Thioglycollate broth or any other suitable anaerobic transport system

Specimen Volume: Isolate

Collection Instructions:

1. Organism must be in pure culture, actively growing.

2. Place specimen in a large infectious container (Supply T146) and label as an etiologic agent/infectious substance.

Additional Information:

1. Organism identification and specimen source are required for processing.

2. See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions.

Forms: If not ordering electronically, submit a Microbiology Request Form (Supply T244) with the specimen.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient