Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 15 days.

MiChart Code
Actinomyces Culture
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Abscess, Actinomyces
Anaerobe Culture, Actinomyces
Bronchus, Actinomyces
Endometrium, Actinomyces
Sulfur Granules
Tissue, Actinomyces

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Isolate and identify Actinomyces

Reference Range

No growth of anaerobic Actinomyces

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


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.

Anaerobic Transport tube
Normal Volume
0.5 - 5.0 ml pus or aspirate, or small piece of tissue or IUD
Minimum Volume
0.5 - 5.0 ml pus or aspirate, or small piece of tissue or IUD

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.