Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 18-24 hours.

MiChart Code
Anaerobe Identification
Soft Order Code
ANID

Test Updated:

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Biochemical

Test Usage

Identify organism suspected of being pathogenic

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Transport all organisms at room temperature. Indicate specimen source and collection date/time on requisition. 1) Aerobic Bacteria: Swab organism from pure culture and send swab in aerobic transport tube. Do not send plate. 2) Anaerobic Bacteria: Place actively growing organism on anaerobic plate or in broth, then put in anaerobic transport bag. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. 3) Fungus and Molds: Send actively growing organism in either sealed plate or culture tube. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. Enclose in fiberboard outer box. 4) AFB: Send actively growing organism in sealed culture tube. Place inside clear, liquid tight bag. Seal tape liner according to instructions on bag. Place sealed bag and requisition inside white biohazard envelope and seal. Enclose in fiberboard outer box.

Normal Volume
1 plate or tube
Minimum Volume
1 plate or tube

Billing Information

CPT Code
87081 Screening Culture, 87077 Aerobic Bacteria, 87076 Anaerobic Bacteria, 87106 Yeast, 87107 Mold, 87797 AFB
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.