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Anaerobic Culture, includes aerobic culture - Heart Valve Tissue

Source Heart Valve Tissue
Mnemonic M ANO2
Specimen Requirements

Submit tissue in 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.
Additional Information

Anaerobic culture and fungal culture are routinely preformed on heart valve tissue.

Bartonella requests require consultation with the Microbiologist on Call at 770-3757.

Refer to Bacterial Culture - Implanted Medical/Prosthetic Device for Prosthetic Heart Valve culture.

Turnaround time for negative culture: 7 - 14 days.

Testing Location CLS Microbiology
Testing Frequency Daily
Alternate Name(s)

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