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Test Code ANAE Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic, Varies

Shipping Instructions

Specimen should arrive within 72 hours of collection.


See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines for shipping information.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Anaerobe Transport Tube (T588)

Specimen Types: Deep tissues, sterile body fluids, abscesses, percutaneous transtracheal aspirates, suprapubic aspirations, or wounds

Collection Instructions: Specimen should be obtained by using a needle and syringe from a source not normally colonized by anaerobes.

Useful For

Diagnosing anaerobic bacterial infections

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
RMALA Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Anaerobe No, (Bill Only) No
ISAN Anaerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
TISSR Tissue Processing No, (Bill Only) No
ANAID Anaerobe Ident No, (Bill Only) No
PCRID Identification by PCR No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

Conventional Culture Technique

Reporting Name

Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic

Specimen Type


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient 72 hours

Reject Due To

Swab Reject

Reference Values

No growth

Identification of probable pathogens

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

14 to 20 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

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

87075-Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic

87076-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Anaerobe (if appropriate)

87153-Anaerobe Ident by Sequencing (if appropriate)

87176-Tissue Processing (if appropriate)

87150-Identification by PCR (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ANAE Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic 635-3


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ANAE Bacterial Culture, Anaerobic 635-3