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.
Surgical Specimen, Anaerobe Culture
Culture, Tissue, Anaerobe
Biopsy, Anaerobe Culture
Tissue Culture, Anaerobic
Bone, Anaerobe Culture
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Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.