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Lab Test Dictionary

Bacterial Identification, Anaerobic (4471X)


Phenotypic; Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionation-Time of Flight


Bacteria Identification; Bact ID

Specimen Type

Culture Isolate

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4-7 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Pure isolate collected in an anaerobic transport tube or isolate on a plate in an anaerobic bag

Container Type

Agar Slant

Collection Instructions

Swabs transported in an appropriate Amies agar gel transport medium (or equivalent) is also acceptable. Thioglycollate broth is not recommended.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 72 Hours; Refrigerated: 72 Hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Criteria

Mixed culture; Non-viable isolate

Processing Instructions

Indicate original culture specimen ID and source in comment, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes