Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 15 days.
Anaerobe Culture, Actinomyces
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Isolate and identify Actinomyces
No growth of anaerobic Actinomyces
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Abscess, bronchoscopy specimens, endometrial aspirate, IUD, tissue. Collect specimens from the prepared site using sterile technique. AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH NORMAL FLORA FROM ORAL CAVITY, SKIN, RECTUM, VAGINAL TRACT, OR OTHER BODY SURFACES. Specimens with volume greater than 1.0 ml or IUD may be sent without transport but MUST be received within 1 hour of collection. Specimens with volume less than 1.0 ml MUST be sent in anaerobic transport. Indicate current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis.