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Test Code ANAID Bacterial Identification, Anaerobic

Specimen Required

Pure isolate collected in an anaerobic transport tube or isolate on a plate in an anaerobic bag

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Mixed culture • Non-viable isolate

Method Name

Phenotypic • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight


If the organism cannot be identified by the original method, additional charges (CPT code(s): DNA sequencing 87153, Serological Typing 87147) may be added.

Additional organisms that are identified will incur an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87076 or 87077).

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: N/A
Other Acceptable Container: N/A

Transport Container

Anaerobic Transport

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

Swab or plate of pure culture in anaerobic transport system.

Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory. Organism must be viable. Thioglycollate broth is not recommended.

Day(s) Performed

Set up: Daily; Report available: 4-7 days

CPT Codes


Clinical Reference

The clinical significance of an isolate varies with the body site of origin and clinical symptoms manifested.