Isolate and identify anaerobic organisms.
No growth of anaerobic bacteria
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Identifications will not be performed on cultures yielding 3 or more organisms.
Antibiotic susceptibilities are not performed.
Preliminary results reported in 12 - 24 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 4 days.
- Abscess, Anaerobe Culture
- Wound Culture, Anaerobic
- Culture, Wound, Anaerobe
- Exudate, Anaerobe Culture
- Pus, Anaerobe Culture
- ANAEROBIC CULTURE
Collect pus or abscess specimens from the prepared site using sterile technique. DO NOT SEND SWAB. AVOID CONTAMINATION WITH NORMAL FLORA FROM SKIN, RECTUM, VAGINA, OR OTHER BODY SURFACES. Specify current antibiotic therapy, and clinical diagnosis.
2. Specimen sent on a swab.
3. Specimen with volume of < 1.0 ml not received in anaerobic transport tube.
4. Specimen with volume > 1.0 ml not in transport and older than 3 hours.
5. Specimen was refrigerated (refrigeration inhibits viability of certain anaerobic organisms).
6. SPECIMENS FROM SITES WHICH HAVE ANAEROBIC BACTERIA AS NORMAL FLORA (e.g., throat, rectum, cervix, vagina, sputum, skin and superficial wounds) WILL ROUTINELY BE REJECTED.
2. Incubate: No
3. Refrigerate: No
4. Freeze: No
5. For optimum recovery, anaerobe specimens should not be stored.
Test includes anaerobe culture. Specimens for anaerobic culture should be accompanied by a specimen from the same site for aerobic bacterial culture. If Aerobic culture is not submitted and a direct smear is necessary; a direct smear must requested separately.