Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.

Reference Range *

No growth.

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. The health care provider will be notified of positive deep tissue or bone cultures. Negative cultures are reported after 8 days.

Soft Order Code
ANNC
Synonyms
  • Surgical Specimen, Anaerobe Culture
  • Culture, Tissue, Anaerobe
  • Biopsy, Anaerobe Culture
  • Tissue Culture, Anaerobic
  • Bone, Anaerobe Culture
  • ANAEROBIC CULTURE
  • ANNC
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Specimen type: Surgical tissue, bone, biopsy material. DO NOT SEND SWABS. The portion of the surgical specimen submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory should be separated from the portion submitted to the Pathology Department by the surgeon utilizing sterile technique. Indicate specimen source, collection date/time, current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis.

Rejection Criteria
1. Specimen not in anaerobe transport and over 3 hrs old.
2.Specimens from sites that have anaerobic bacteria as normal flora will be rejected.
3. DO NOT SEND SWABS.
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 mL - 2.0 mL or piece of tissue; DO NOT SEND SWABS
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL or small piece of tissue; DO NOT SEND SWABS
Storage Temperature
1. Ambient: Yes, in transport, 24 hrs
2. Incubate: No
3. Refrigerate: No
4. Freeze: No
Additional Information

Test includes anaerobe culture. Specimens for anaerobic culture should be accompanied by a specimen from the same site for aerobic bacterial culture. If routine aerobic culture is not submitted and direct smear is requested; direct smear must be ordered separately.

Billing
CPT Code
87075
Fee Code
32204
NY State Approved
No