Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Anaerobic Culture Order Code : ANER
Synonyms: Anaerobic Culture
Specimen Type: Aspirates from abscesses and soft tissue; Fluids (thoracentesis, peritoneal, CSF, etc).; Surgically obtained specimens, tissues, biopsies; Suprapubic aspirates; Transtracheal aspirations, Bartlett catheter brushes; IUD for rule out Actinomyces only
Container Type: Anaerobic transport tube
Required Volume: 5 cubic mm tissue; 1 mL fluid
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 5 cubic mm tissue; 1 mL fluid
Methodology: Standard reference procedure
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Special Handling: Do not refrigerate. Room temperature.
CPT Codes: 87075
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB233
SHC EPIC Code: LABANER
Causes For Rejection: Swabs; Improper specimen sources: Urine, Perirectal sites, stool, Throat, nasopharynx, mouth, oral cavity swabs, Sputum, ET aspirate, Bronchial washings, bronchoalveolar lavage, or other specimens obtained via a bronchoscope unless a protected catheter technique is used, Female genital tract sources, unless collected via a protected catheter technique; Skin - superficial wounds, gastric, small bowel and appendix
Department: Microbiology