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Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub

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Clinical Use:

Isolate and identify anaerobic pathogenic organisms, including Propionibacterium acnes; determine susceptibility of isolates (extra charge). Culture is held for seven days if source is IUD or request for actinomycetes; other requests are held for 14 days. 

Specimen Type:

Pus, tissue, or other material properly obtained from an abscess, biopsy, aspirate, drainage, exudate, lesion, or wound. To ensure proper growth of organisms, place swabs/specimen in anaerobic transporter. Do not refrigerate.

Requested Volume: 

Swab in anaerobic transporter or ESwab™ transport, or 0.5 mL pus, other fluid or tissue from aspirated site in anaerobic transporter

Container Type: 

Sterile screw-cap container; bacterial swab transport; or aerobic blood culture bottle

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Inadequate labeling; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; specimen received in expired transport media; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually >72 hours

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