Anaerobic Culture ANER

Method(s) Culture
Specimen Required
Collect Purulent material, aspirated or body fluid preferred. Eswab acceptable.
Transport Purulent material, aspirated or body fluid at 20-25ºC.
Remarks

Expel air from syringe remove needle and cap after collecting specimen. Anaerobic culture inappropriate for vaginal, cervical, throat, sputum and midstream urine cultures. For specimen collection instructions please see Bacteriology, Mycology, and Mycobacteriology Specimen Collection Guidelines (link below).

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 3010030
CPTCode 87075
Notes Specific site of specimen must be provided on culture tube and requisition. An aerobic culture will always be performed in conjunction with an anaerobic culture. When the aerobic culture has not been specifically ordered, an order for the aerobic culture will be placed by the laboratory.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

No growth

No Appointment Necessary
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