Test Catalog

Test Id : ANIDE

Organism Referred for Identification, Anaerobic Bacteria

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Identification of anaerobic bacteria involved in human infections

Reflex Tests
Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test Id Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
RMALA Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Anaerobe No, (Bill Only) No
ANAID Anaerobe Ident No, (Bill Only) No
ISAN Anaerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
COMM Identification Commercial Kit No, (Bill Only) No
RMALD Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec No, (Bill Only) No
GID Bacteria Identification No, (Bill Only) No
ISAE Aerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
REFID Additional Identification Procedure No, (Bill Only) No
SALS Serologic Agglut Method 1 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
EC Serologic Agglut Method 2 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
SHIG Serologic Agglut Method 3 Ident No, (Bill Only) No
STAP Identification Staphylococcus No, (Bill Only) No
STRP Identification Streptococcus No, (Bill Only) No
SIDC Ident Serologic Agglut Method 4 No, (Bill Only) No
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No

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.

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

Method Name
A short description of the method used to perform the test

Dependent on organism submitted, 1 or more of the following methods will be used: media, aero tolerance testing, conventional biochemical tests (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry or 16S RNA gene sequencing

NY State Available
Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name
Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Organism Ref for ID, Anaerobic Bact

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

Ordering Guidance

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 Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Ambient (preferred)
Refrigerated

Useful For
Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Identification of anaerobic bacteria involved in human infections

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.

Clinical Information
Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

Anaerobic bacteria are the greatest component of the human body's normal bacterial flora colonizing the skin, oral cavity, and genitourinary and lower gastrointestinal tracts. Their presence is important in promoting vitamin and other nutrient absorption and in preventing infection with pathogenic bacteria.

 

Anaerobes generally are of low pathogenicity, but may possess virulence factors such as endotoxin or polysaccharide capsules or produce extracellular toxins. Disease occurs when a large inoculum develops in an area lacking oxygen or with a poor blood supply.

 

Typical anaerobic infections include peritonitis, abdominal or pelvic abscesses, endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, aspiration pneumonia, empyema, lung abscesses, sinusitis, brain abscesses, gas gangrene, and other soft tissue infections. Many Bacteroides produce beta-lactamase and are resistant to penicillins and cephalosporins. Imipenem, metronidazole, and clindamycin are effective agents, although resistance to clindamycin is increasing.

Reference Values
Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Identification of organism

Interpretation
Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Isolation of anaerobes in significant numbers from well-collected specimens from blood, other normally sterile body fluids, or closed collections of purulent fluid indicates infection with the identified organism.

Cautions
Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances

No significant cautionary statements

Clinical Reference
Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

1. Jousimies-Somer HR, Summanen P, Citron DM, et al: Wadsworth Anaerobic Bacteriology Manual. Sixth edition. Belmont, CA, Star Publishing Co. 2002

2. Anaerobic Bacteria. Chapters 50-54. In Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 11th edition. Edited by JH Jorgensen, MA Pfaller. Washington, DC, ASM Press, 2015

3. Hall GS: Section 4. Anaerobic bacteriology. In Clinical Microbiology Procedures Handbook. Vol 1. Third edition. Edited by LS Garcia. Washington, DC, ASM Press, 2010

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

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

No

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

Rochester

Fees
Several factors determine the fee charged to perform a test. Contact your U.S. or International Regional Manager for information about establishing a fee schedule or to learn more about resources to optimize test selection.

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  • Prospective clients should contact their Regional Manager. For assistance, contact Customer Service.

Test Classification
Provides information regarding the medical device classification for laboratory test kits and reagents. Tests may be classified as cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and used per manufacturer instructions, or as products that do not undergo full FDA review and approval, and are then labeled as an Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) product.

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information
Provides guidance in determining the appropriate Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code(s) information for each test or profile. The listed CPT codes reflect Mayo Clinic Laboratories interpretation of CPT coding requirements. It is the responsibility of each laboratory to determine correct CPT codes to use for billing.

CPT codes are provided by the performing laboratory.

87076-Organism ref for ID, anaerobic bact

87076-Id MALDI-TOF mass spec anaerobe (if appropriate)

87076-Anaerobe Ident (if appropriate)

87153-Anaerobe ident by sequencing (if appropriate)

87077-Identification commercial kit (if appropriate)

87077-Ident by MALDI-TOF mass spec (if appropriate)

87077-Bacteria identification (if appropriate)

87077-Additional identification procedure (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Staphylococcus (if appropriate)

87077-Identification Streptococcus (if appropriate)

87147 x 3-Serologic agglut method 1 ident (if appropriate)

87147-Serologic agglut method 2 ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 4-Serologic agglut method 3 ident (if appropriate)

87147 x 2-6 - Serologic Agglut Method 4 Ident (if appropriate)

87153-Aerobe ident by sequencing (if appropriate)

87798-Identification by PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC® Information

Test Id Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
Provides guidance in determining the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) values for the order and results codes of this test. LOINC values are provided by the performing laboratory.
ANIDE Organism Ref for ID, Anaerobic Bact 20878-5
Result Id Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Applies only to results expressed in units of measure originally reported by the performing laboratory. These values do not apply to results that are converted to other units of measure.
ANIDE Organism Ref for ID, Anaerobic Bact 20878-5

Test Setup Resources

Setup Files
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Sample Reports
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SI Sample Reports
International System (SI) of Unit reports are provided for a limited number of tests. These reports are intended for international account use and are only available through MayoLINK accounts that have been defined to receive them.

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