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
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time 4 -7 days
Comments Deliver within 2 hours of collection if in eSwab. SEND THE BLOB, NOT THE SWAB.

Acceptable Specimen Types/Transport Methods: Anaerobic Cultures

Specimen Type Comments Recommended Transport Acceptable Transport Transport Ordering Information
Aspirates 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 Specify Site Sterile Specimen Cup -
DELIVER IMMEDIATELY
N/A
Swab of Internal Body Sites, Deep-Seated Wounds,
Swabs from OR
Specify Site.
Swabs show significantly lower recovery rates than biopsies and aspirates. Use only if other specimen types not available.
Regular eSwabs N/A Lawson
#309762

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on December 08, 2021

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