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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

Includes

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.

Note:
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

87076

Clinical Reference

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