Bacterial Identification, Anaerobic

Test Code

CPT Codes
Dependent upon method of identification. <br /> Identification by biochemicals (CPT code(s): 87076) or Gas liquid chromatography (CPT code(s): 87143) or Identification by nucleic acid probe (CPT code(s): 87149) or Serogrouping or serotyping (CPT code(s): 87147) or Immunofluorescent study (CPT code(s): 87140). If submitted culture is no growth or mixed growth with no further identification (CPT code(s): 87999).

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

Swab or plate of pure culture in anaerobic transport system.

Note: Stability of isolates will be determined by the laboratory. Organism must be viable. Thioglycollate broth is not recommended.

Transport Container
Anaerobic transport device or isolate on plate in anaerobic bag

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 72 hours
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Mixed culture • Non-viable isolate

Phenotypic • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight

Setup Schedule

Report Available
6 days

Clinical Significance
The clinical significance of an isolate varies with the body site of origin and clinical symptoms manifested.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics-Lenexa
10101 Renner Blvd
Lenexa , KS 66219-9752

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.