Preliminary: Negative at 1 day; Final: Negative at 5 days
Positive cultures are reported as soon as detected.
#ExistCollect>Collect: Aspirate of amniotic, culdocentesis, pericardial, peritoneal, synovial, thoracentesis, or fluid.
OR body fluid collected in blood culture bottle(s), accompanied by original fluid (if possible).
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Transfer aspirate to a sterile tube, sterile container, or anaerobe gel transport tube. Place each specimen in an individual sealed bag.
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Room temperature.
#ExistRemarks>Remarks: Specimen source required. Anaerobe Culture (ARUP test code 0060143) will be performed on properly collected and transported specimens.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens submitted in anticoagulant other than SPS. Syringes with needle attached.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable