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Culture, Anaerobic

Container Type

Test ID   LAB233
EPIC Order   Anaerobic Culture
CPT Code   87075
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Clinical Microbiology; 984-974-1805
Tube Station   82
Specimen Routine: See Table Below
  micro:  
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
  STAT:  
  Expedite:  
Turnaround Time   4 -7 days
Reference Range    
     
Comments

Deliver within 2 hours of collection if in anaerobic transport;  Immediately if not in Anaerobic Transport System.  SEND THE BLOB, NOT THE SWAB.

Acceptable Specimen Types/Transport Methods:  Anaerobic Cultures

Specimen Type Comments Recommended Transport Acceptable Transport Transport Ordering Information
Aspirates (327) Specify Site  Luer-lock Capped Syringe, NO NEEDLE - DELIVER IMMEDIATELY;  Sterile Specimen Cup - DELIVER IMMEDIATELY Lawson #000519
Body Fluids, Internal  Specify Site Luer-lock Capped Syringe, NO NEEDLE - DELIVER IMMEDIATELY;  Sterile Specimen Cup - DELIVER IMMEDIATELY Luer tip caps
Tissue Biopsies (3060) Specify Site  Sterile Specimen Cup - 
DELIVER IMMEDIATELY
 N/A  
Swab of Internal Body Sites, Deep-Seated Wounds, 
Swabs from OR (3678)
Specify Site. 
Swabs show significantly lower recovery rates than biopsies and aspirates.  Use only if other specimen types not available.
"Copan" Amies w/o Charcoal Gel Transport Swabs N/A "Copan" Anaerobic Swabs available from CD

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 17, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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