Anaerobic Bacteria 

Anaerobic Bacteria 
DISEASE/DISORDER Bacteremia, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, UTI, STI, cellulitis, impetigo, idiopathic bacterial infections
ALTERNATE NAME(S) Anaerobic Bacteria for Identification, Anaerobic ID, Anaerobic Identification
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Pure culture required.
ORDERING INFORMATION TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinicial Submission Form

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • None
Specimen Collection
  • Pure culture isolates of anaerobic bacteria from relevant sources. 
  • Media that maintains anaerobic conditions such as chopped meat broth, thioglycolate broth, commercial anaerobic semi-solid media, Amies culture swab, CaryBlair swab, anaerobic blood agar slant with anaerobic transport system. 
Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying PH-4182 Clinical Submission Form.
Specimen Processing
  • None
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Store isolate at ambient temperature in anaerobic conditions.
Specimen Transport
  • Transport at ambient temperature in anaerobic conditions. 
  • 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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