Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.
Identifications will not be performed on cultures yielding 3 or more organisms.
Antibiotic susceptibilities are not performed.
Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported within 4-10 days depending on specimen source.
- Amniocentesis, Anaerobe Culture
- Body Fluid Culture, Anaerobic
- Ascites, Anaerobe Culture
- Bile, Anaerobe Culture
- Culture, Body Fluid, Anaerobe
- Dialysate, Anaerobe Culture
- Gallbladder, Anaerobe Culture
- Pericardial Fluid, Anaerobe Culture
- Peritoneal Fluid, Anaerobe Culture
- Pleural Fluid, Anaerobe Culture
- Synovial Fluid, Anaerobe Culture
- Thoracentesis Anaerobe Culture
- ANAEROBIC CULTURE
Collect fluid or tissue specimens using sterile technique. AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH NORMAL FLORA FROM SKIN, RESPIRATORY TRACT, OR OTHER BODY SURFACES. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis on requisition.
2. Specimen sent on a swab.
3. Specimens from sites which have anaerobic bacteria as normal flora (e.g. throat or sputum, rectal swabs, cervical-vaginal mucosal swabs, skin and superficial wounds will routinely be rejected.
4. Specimen < 1.0 ml and not in
5. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified before disposal of the original specimen.
Test includes anaerobe culture. Direct smear is included if additional specimen is sent in a sterile tube (NOT anaerobic transport) and direct smear is requested. Specimens for anaerobic culture should be accompanied by a specimen from the same site for aerobic bacterial culture.