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When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.
Specimen should arrive within 72 hours of collection.
Specimen Types: Abscesses, percutaneous transtracheal aspirates, sterile body fluids, suprapubic aspirations, or wounds
Container/Tube: Anaerobic transport vial (T591)
Collection Instructions: Specimen should be obtained by using a needle and syringe from a source not normally colonized by anaerobes.
Additional Information: Specimen source is required.
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).