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Anaerobic Culture


Organism ID only

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Sample Requirements:

  • Swab in aerobic or anaerobic transport media;
  • Tissue in a sterile container with a few drops of sterile saline;
  • Fluid in blood culture bottle;
  • Aspirated material in a capped syringe
    (must remove the needle and expel any air bubbles)

Turn Around Time:

3 business days for negative results, longer depending on growth

Collection Protocol:

  • Indicate the source of the specimen, clinical history, antimicrobial
    therapy, suspected disease on the submission form.
  • Storage: Refrigerate swab and urine if transport with be delayed
    more than 48 hours.
  • Refrigerate tissue and fluid; ship on ice.
  • Room temperature for blood culture bottles.

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