Anaerobic Cult, Extended Incub
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.
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.
Swab in anaerobic transporter or ESwab™ transport, or 0.5 mL pus, other fluid or tissue from aspirated site in anaerobic transporter
Sterile screw-cap container; bacterial swab transport; or aerobic blood culture bottle
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
Inadequate labeling; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; specimen received in expired transport media; specimen received after prolonged delay (usually >72 hours