Bacterial culture, anaerobic, companion/other
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeAffected tissue, lesion, ligated loop of intestine, fluid, exudate.
Shipping InformationShip in insulated container with freezer packs (tissue) or without freezer packs (anaerobic transport media).
Collection Protocol1) Collect a cube of tissue 5 x 5 x 5 cm into a sterile leakproof container/vial/bag. 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.
ID only. Susceptibility not included as it is not routinely performed on anaerobes.