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Test ID: ANIDE    
Organism Referred for Identification, Anaerobic Bacteria

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged. All bacterial organisms submitted will be identified and billed as appropriate.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

If susceptibility testing is needed; order MMLSA / Antimicrobial Susceptibility, Anaerobic Bacteria, MIC also. If susceptibilities are not appropriate, MMLSA will be canceled at report time.

Shipping Instructions

Necessary Information

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Isolate description is required: Gram stain reaction, morphology, tests performed.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies:

Anaerobic Transport Tube (T588)

Thioglycollate broth or any other suitable anaerobic transport system

Infectious Container, Large (T146)

Specimen Type: Pure culture of organism from a source not normally colonized by anaerobes

Acceptable Sources: Abscesses, percutaneous transtracheal aspirates, sterile body fluids, suprapubic aspirations, or wounds

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Anaerobic transport tube (T588)

Acceptable: Thioglycollate broth or any other suitable anaerobic transport system

Collection Instructions:

1. Perform isolation of infecting bacteria.

2. Bacterial organism must be submitted in pure culture, actively growing. Do not submit mixed cultures.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

NA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Other Agar plate

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated