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Aerobic Bacterial Culture

Test ID: 


CPT code:



•Culture Identification Only
•Identification Only, Bacteria
•Organism Identification, Sensitivity Testing

Clinical Use:

This test is for the identification of “routine” bacteria; for other bacterial species requiring more extensive biochemical testing, use test Reference Bacterial Culture Identification [008458] with test Susceptibility Testing, Aerobic and Facultatively Anaerobic Organisms [008680] at an additional charge.

Specimen Type:

Pure isolate of aerobic or facultatively anaerobic organisms; identification of multiple organisms will result in an additional fee(s).

Requested Volume: 

Viable colonies

Container Type: 

Agar slant in screw-cap container packed as an etiologic agent or a swab transport inoculated with the isolate from a pure culture. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.


Bacterium derived from cultured clinical sample. Send pure culture on maintenance media. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Broken tube; improper labeling; mixed culture

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