CULTURE ANAEROBE

General Information

HLAB/HOL Code: RTANC
UPHSM LIS Test #: 515
Schedule: Daily
Testing Time: 7 days, Actinomyces 21 days
Testing Lab: UP Health System-Marquette

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1ml
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Fluids
Collection Info:
Place fluid in Anaerobic transport tube. Hold tube upright during this procedure.
Volume: 1ml
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Tissue, Biopsy
Collection Info:
Place tissue in Anaerobic transport tube. Hold tube upright during this procedure. Swabs are not accepted for anaerobic culture.
Requistion must state specific site of specimen. If Actinomyces is suspected, this information must be specifically noted.
Volume: 1ml
Temperature: Ambient
Tube Type: Pus, aspirates
Collection Info:
Place aspirates, pus, tissue, fluid in an anaerobic transport tube.
Swabs are not accepted for anaerobic culture.
Requistion must state specific site of specimen. If Actinomyces is suspected, this information must be specifically noted.

Methods

Conventional culture technique

CPT Codes

87075

Additional CPT's may be added and charged if necessary:
87076

* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.