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Anaerobic culture

Preferred Sample

Fluid or tissue in anaerobic transport media

Fee

$35

Acceptable Samples

Swabs in anaerobic transport media

Schedule

Days Tested

MON | TUE | WED | THU | FRI

Turnaround Time

3-5 days

Description

Isolation and identification of cultivatable anaerobic bacteria present in diagnostic samples.

To ensure a complete workup of the sample, an aerobic culture will automatically be performed with anaerobic culture requests which will incur an additional fee of $22.

Species

Bovine | Canine | Feline | Equine | Ovine | Caprine | Porcine | Wildlife Exotic | Other

Shipping Requirements

For best results, ship samples overnight (if possible) at room temperature in a leak proof container.

Additional Instructions

Preferred specimen is a minimum of 1 ml of exudate/tissue in anaerobic transport medium or a sterile container. Anaerobic transport medium is recommended for best results. Antimicrobial susceptibilities cannot be performed on anaerobic isolates. Please see Anaerobic Specimen Collection Guide for more information.

Check out our Microbiology page for helpful collection and interpretation information.