Culture Anaerobic

Cultures of body fluids, deep wounds and tissue samples include anaerobic culture as part of their routine set-up and interpretation.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Tissue in clean container, or gel swab ONLY

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
XST, Sterile Container

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hour room temperature

Routine anaerobic culture

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.