Sterile Body Fluid, Tissue or Deep Wnd Specimen
Sterile body fluid: 1-5mLs; Tissue or anerobic glass swab
1mL fluid, tissue or anaerobic glass swab
Send to laboratory immediately at room temperature. Utilize anaerobic collection tubes for swab samples. Transport at room temperature
Anaerobic Swab: up to 2 hours. Other: up to 20 minutes.
Specimen received in Laboratory > 20 minutes from collection if not submitted in/on anaerobic swab
Updates Daily Until Final
Only specimen sites without normal anerobic flora are acceptable for anaerobic culture.