TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: ACT    
Actinomyces Culture, Varies

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 separately.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen should arrive within 72 hours of collection.

 

See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information. Specimens must be transported in anaerobic transport vials.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

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

Supplies: Anaerobe Transport Tube (T588)

Specimen Type: Abscesses, intrauterine devices, percutaneous transtracheal aspirates, sterile body fluids, suprapubic aspirations, wounds

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

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

Other Swab Refrigerated or frozen specimen

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
VariesAmbient72 hours