Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: December 7, 2021 @ 10:13 am

4050

Culture, Aerobic / Anaerobic

Specimen:Collect:
  • Superficial Wound in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Deep Wound in Culturette-Anaerobic

Also Acceptable:
  • Cervical/Vaginal Smear in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Conjuctival Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Drainage in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Ear Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Endocervical Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Genital Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Hair in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Mouth Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Nails in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Nasal Secretions in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Nasal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Ocular Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Other in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Rectal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Sputum in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Throat Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Tissue in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Urogenital Swab in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Vaginal Secretions in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Vesicle Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic
  • Body Fluid in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Genital Swab in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Other in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Rectal Swab in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Superficial Wound in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Vaginal Secretions in Culturette-Anaerobic
  • Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container
Submit:
  • One Abscess Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • One Deep Wound in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • 2 mL (Min:1 mL) Body Fluid in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
  • Ocular Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Other in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Genital Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Deep Wound in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Throat Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Sputum in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Conjuctival Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Hair in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Nails in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasal Secretions in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Nasal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Tissue in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Mouth Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Vaginal Secretions in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Vesicle Fluid in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Endocervical Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Cervical/Vaginal Brushing in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Ear Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Urogenital Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Superficial Wound in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Rectal Swab in Culturette-Aerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Other in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Body Fluid in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Genital Swab in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Vaginal Secretions in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Rectal Swab in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Superficial Wound in Culturette-Anaerobic. Submit Ambient.
  • Other in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • State Source
  • If aspirate is made with a needle and syringe, specimen may be put into a sterile (urine) container.Do not send the syringe or needle.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Leaking Container
  • Organisms submitted in liquid media
  • Specimens that contain normal or transient anerobic flora are not suitable for anerobic culture. These include: Throat, nasopharnygeal, sputum, urogentital, urine, feces, superficial wounds and specimens from sites contaminated with intestinal contents.
Stability:Ambient: 2 Day(s); Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Culture
Performed:Sun-Sat
Reported:4-5 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87070
  • 87075
  • 87205
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
Components:
  • 4000 - GRAM STAIN
  • 4006 - CULTURE, AEROBIC
  • 4008 - CULTURE, ANAEROBIC
  • 4915 - REVIEW INDICATED
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Disclaimer:
It is preferable to locate tests on the website and not rely on printed test information, which may soon be out of date.
Updated test information can only be guaranteed by using this website.