Test Catalog

Test ID: ANIDE    
Organism Referred for Identification, Anaerobic Bacteria

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

Appropriately transported organisms are inoculated onto blood agar plates and into thioglycollate broth tubes. After 48 hours of incubation at 35 degrees C in an anaerobic atmosphere, colonies are identified using one or a combination of the following techniques: Gram stain, use of various differential media, aero tolerance testing, conventional biochemical tests, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, or 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing.(Koneman EW: The anaerobic bacteria. In Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, Sixth edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilke, 2006, pp 877-944)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Sunday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

8 to 14 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

30 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test