Anaerobic identification

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Procedure #: MCK0290Z

CPT:  87076  

Anaerobic identification
Synonym(s): Anaerobe ID, Anaerobic Bacteria
Requisition Form G-2B
Test Description Anaerobic identification from pure anaerobic isolate
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 Pure anaerobic isolate
Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping

Store anaerobically

Transport Medium Pure culture isolate on solid media, chopped meat glucose broth, thioglycollate broth, or frozen in TSB + glycerol.
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 Good Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  •  Frozen specimens should be submitted on dry ice.
  •  Specimens stored at room temperature should be shipped at room temperature.
  •  Specimen identification must match submission form.
Method MALDI-TOF (mass spectrometry),Bacterial culture
Turn-around Time 2-14 days
  •  Material must be viable. Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery.
  •  In the event of an outbreak, the procedure may be modified to screen for an additional set of organisms.
  •  Where a specific agent of an outbreak has been previously identified and there is a backlog of specimens, the procedure may be modified to screen only for specified organism.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • 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 November 17, 2021