Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported within 4-10 days depending on specimen source.

Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


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

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.

Reference Range

No growth

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

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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.

Anaerobic Transport tube
Normal Volume
0.5 - 10.0 mL fluid, DO NOT SEND SWABS
Minimum Volume
0.5 - 10.0 mL fluid, DO NOT SEND SWABS

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

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.