Anaerobic isolation

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #: MAK0073A

CPT: 87075, 87076

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
Additional Information N/A