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Anaerobic Culture, includes aerobic culture - Aspirate

Source Aspirate
Mnemonic M ANO2
Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen: aspirated purulent material from deep (>1 cm) within abscess/wound.
Submit specimen in sterile container, or anaerobic transport media (PRAS).

Refer to CLS Form #MI6005:
Collection of Specimens for Anaerobes - Guidelines for Physicians

Specimen Handling

Store specimen at room temperature.
DO NOT refrigerate.

DO NOT submit specimen in syringe, with or without the needle
attached.

 

Additional Information

Indicate Candida/Yeast on requisition if required.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 4 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
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