Aquatic Anaerobic Culture

Test Schedule
Lab Lab section Days Turnaround
WADDL - Pullman Bacteriology Mon-Fri 2-7 days
Price: $50.00
This test is used to isolate and identify most clinically significant anaerobic bacteria.
Specimens Required
  • Fresh tissues 
  • Fluids 
  • Exudates 
  • Aspirates 
  • Pure bacterial isolates 
Sampling Requirements
For additional information on how to collect and submit a sample please visit our Submit a Sample page.
Collection Container
  • Sterile, leak-proof container
  • Port-a-cul system or other obligate anaerobe transport media (note, Amies gel swabs are not appropriate)
Packing Instructions
For additional information, please visit our Packing and Shipping page.
Special Instructions
If submitting swabs for culture from specimen that may contain both aerobic and anaerobic growth the swab must be able to maintain both aerobic and anaerobic bacterial viability, such as a Port-a-cul system or other obligate anaerobe transport media. Note, transport systems with Amies gel is for facultative anaerobic bacteria and are not appropriate for obligate anaerobes.

Please note specimens are not routinely pooled for anaerobic cultures unless requested. 
Ordering Instructions
For online test ordering please visit our Submit a Sample page for additional information. To submit a specimen without submitting through our online portal please see our Forms page for fillable forms and further instruction.
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