Anaerobic Bacteria Culture

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 10:22:38 AM


Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: For Printable Wound Collection Instructions
Patient Preparation: Surface wounds should be cleaned before collection of specimen with an alcohol swab or sterile saline.
Specimen Requirements: Anaerobic Culture Swab (Blue Cap with Amies Gel w/o charcoal) 
and
Aerobic Culture Swab (Red cap w/out gel or Red cap w/ Pledget)
or
> 5.0 mL of Fluid in a sterile container or Clear Red Top Tube *NOT A REGULAR RED TOP TUBE W/ CLOT ACTIVATOR
or
Liquid Specimens in a Syringe (Needle Removed & Recapped)
or 
Tissue in a sterile plastic container
Collection Instructions:

Source Examples for this test are: Abscesses; Aspirates from deep wounds; Surgical specimens; Normally sterile body fluids.

Current antibiotic therapy, collection site and/or source all must be written on the test requisition, specimen will be processed according to site. 

For a wound collection instructions

Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Ambient optimal
48 hours Ambient acceptable
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:

Isolation and identification of clinically relevant aerobic and anaerobic organisms will be performed. 

Specimens are inoculated onto artificial growth media and incubated sufficient time to allow growth of the suspected microbe. Media type, incubation conditions and period of incubation may vary with the type of microorganism suspected.

Positive results are rendered as soon as available either as preliminary (partial) or final (complete) reports.

Negative reports are rendered when sufficient incubation time has elapsed without growth on culture media capable of supporting growth of the suspected organism.

Specimens inappropriate for anaerobic culture or received in aerobic transport media will be cultured aerobically only.

Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 5 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXANA
EPIC Test Code: LAB233
Alternate Test Names: Anaerobic Culture; Culture, Anaerobic; Wound Culture
Included Tests: Aerobic Culture; Anaerobic Culture; Gram Stain; Organisim Identification if indicated; Susceptibility on aerobic organisms if indicated
CPT Coding: 87075, 87070, 87205 (Reflexes 87186, 87077, 87076)

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