Bacterial culture, anaerobic, companion/other





Days test started:



7-14 d

Available for:

Companion Animal

Specimen Type/Volume

Affected tissue, lesion, ligated loop of intestine, fluid, exudate.

Shipping Information

Ship in insulated container with freezer packs (tissue) or without freezer packs (anaerobic transport media).

Collection Protocol

1) Collect a cube of tissue 5 x 5 x 5 cm into a sterile leakproof container. Freeze, or refrigerate immediately if delivered to the lab within 24 h of collection. 2) Aspirate fluid/exudate, biopsy tissue, or swab the lesions and submit in anaerobic transport medium. DO NOT refrigerate anaerobic transport media. Minimize the exposure to oxygen during sample collection. Anaerobic culture is recommended on all abscesses and deep wound infections.

Additional Information

ID only. Susceptibility not included as it is not routinely performed on anaerobes.