Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Isolate and identify anaerobic bacteria

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
Analytic Time

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

Soft Order Code
ANNC
Synonyms
  • Urine Culture, Anaerobic, Suprapubic Urine
  • ANNC
  • Bladder Tap, Anaerobe Culture
  • Culture, Urine, Suprapubic, Anaerobe
  • ANAEROBIC CULTURE
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Collect suprapubic urine aspirate using sterile technique. AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH NORMAL FLORA FROM SKIN. 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. Specify current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis.

Rejection Criteria
1. Specimen not in anaerobe transport and >3hr old.
2. Specimen is a clean catch or catheter urine
Normal Volume
5 mL urine
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL urine
Storage Temperature
1. Ambient: Yes
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 needed; direct smear must be ordered separately.

Billing
CPT Code
87075
Fee Code
32204
NY State Approved
No