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Test ID: ANAE    
Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged.

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.

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).

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Swab

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
VariesAmbient72 hours

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