Skip to Content

View Additional Section Content

Culture Aerobic and Anaerobic

SIM

40820 

CPT

87205; 87075 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Tissue, body fluid, exudates, deep wound aspirates 

Container

(2)  BD Culture Swab Plus or sterile specimen container

Collection Instructions

Do not refrigerate.

Volume

 

Additional Information

Tissue specimens must remain moist

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

 

Transport Requirements

Room Temp

Specimen Stability

Room temp < 24 hrs in transport culturette   Tissue specimens should be delivered as soon as possible 

Rejection Criteria

• Stability exceeded
• Unacceptable specimens sources for anaerobic
                culture
• Improper labeling or identification of specimen

Reference Range

No aerobic or anaerobic growth. Normal flora

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

Identification of potential pathogens. Susceptibilities performed on aerobic isolates only. Gram stain performed. 

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily 

LCA

 

Reviewed By

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/26/2018

Was this page helpful?

Yes
No

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback and helping us to improve our website.
There will be no additional response.