Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.

Reference Range *

No growth of anaerobic bacteria

Test Limitations

Identifications will not be performed on cultures yielding 3 or more organisms.
Antibiotic susceptibilities are not performed.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hrs
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 12 - 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days.

Soft Order Code
ANNC
Synonyms
  • Endometrium Culture, Anaerobic
  • ANNC
  • Culture, Endometrium, Anaerobe
  • ANAEROBIC CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect scrapings or aspirates from the endometrium using sterile technique (DO NOT SEND SWABS). AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH NORMAL FLORA FROM RECTUM, VAGINAL TRACT, OR URETHRA. Specimens with volume > 1.0 ml may be sent without transport but MUST be received within 1 hour of collection. Specimens with volume < 1.0 ml MUST be sent in anaerobic transport.
Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy and clinical diagnosis.

Rejection Criteria
1. SPECIMENS FROM SITES WHICH HAVE ANAEROBIC BACTERIA AS NORMAL FLORA (e.g., rectum, cervical-vaginal mucosa, urethra) WILL ROUTINELY BE REJECTED. 2. DO NOT SEND SWABS.
3. Specimen must be in anaerobe transport.
4. If an unacceptable specimen is received, the client will be notified and another specimen will be requested before disposal of the specimen.
Normal Volume
0.5 - 5 ml
Minimum Volume
0.5 - 5 ml
Storage Temperature
1. Ambient: Yes 2. Incubate: No 3. Refrigerate: No 4. Freeze: No

If unable to transport immediately, specimens in anaerobic transport tubes may be held at room temperature up to 24 hours.
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
87075
Fee Code
32204
NY State Approved
No