Anaerobic isolation

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAK0073A

CPT:  87075, 87076 

Anaerobic isolation
Synonym(s): Anaerobe, culture
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Anaerobic isolation from clinical specimen
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Anaerobic organism in anaerobic conditions

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least 1 viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Store anaerobically

Transport Medium

Any medium that supports growth in anaerobic conditions (e.g. chopped meat Glucose broth, thioglycolate broth)

Specimen Labeling •  Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
•  Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.

Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements

•  Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.

Method Bacterial culture
Turn-around Time 4-21 days

•  Material must be viable. Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.

Common Causes for Rejection •  Insufficient specimen (non-viable/no growth)
•  Improperly stored
•  Improper shipping conditions
•  Expired media or collection container
•  Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
•  Incomplete or missing submission form

Additional Information N/A

Last updated February 19, 2020