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Anaerobe ID/Suscept

Test ID: 


CPT code:



Identification Only
Identification Only, Bacteria

Clinical Use:

Identify anaerobic pathogenic organisms; when actinomycetes are suspected, a specific request must be made.

Test Information:

Label sample. Include any special identification instructions. Pack in “etiologic agent” materials.

Specimen Type:

Viable colonies

Requested Volume: 

Viable colonies

Container Type: 

A swab transport inoculated with the isolate from a pure culture or anaerobic culture transport packed as an etiologic agent. Maintain a subculture at submitting laboratory.


Bacterium derived from cultured clinical sample. Send pure culture in anaerobic transport. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Broken tube; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label; mixed culture.

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