Aerobic Bacteria Identification

TEST NAME Aerobic Bacteria
DISEASE/DISORDER Bacteremia, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, UTI, STI, cellulitis, impetigo, idiopathic bacterial infections
ALTERNATE NAME(S) Aerobic Bacteria (Non-Enterobacteriacae) for Identification
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition PH-4182 Clinicial Submission Form 

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Pure culture of aerobic bacteria (Non Enterobacteriaceae) on non-selective media such as blood agar plate/slant, chocolate plate/slant or trypticase soy agar plate/slant from relevant sources.
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinicial Submission Form.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store isolate in ambient conditions.
Specimen Transport
  • Ship in ambient temperature.
  • Do not send refrigerated or frozen. 
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation(DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180).
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Specimens that do not meet all specimen requirements will be rejected.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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