Test directory: Organism ID, Anaerobic

Ordering Code4535
Test NameOrganism ID, Anaerobic
AliasAnaerobic Organism Identification
Preferred SpecimenPure Anaerobic Organism
Preferred ContainerAnaerobic Media Tube in Anaerobic Atmosphere
Other Specimen/ContainerPure Growing Isolate on Agar Plate in Anaerobic Atmosphere (Oahu Only)
Optimum Volume1 Tube
Handling InstructionsEnsure culture media is appropriate for the type of organism. Culture must be viable, pure, and safely contained (for air transport, agar plate is not acceptable & potentially biohazardous). Air transported specimens must be packaged according to infectious shipment regulations. A processing fee will be assessed if mixed isolates are submitted.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 5 Days
Rejection CriteriaFrozen, Refrigerated, Non-viable organism, Improper packaging of isolate
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 4 Days
More time is required if isolate is not pure or if isolate is >72 hours old.
MethodologyVisual examination of growth on selective/non-selective media and identification by microscopic examination of stained smear and/or biochemical reaction.