Actinomyces Culture

Abbrev Code:ACTINOCX   
Order Code:LAB3261Order Name:Actinomyces Rule Out
Methodology:Anaerobic culture
CPT Codes: 87081 x1, 87076 x1
Test Includes:Culture for Actinomyces species only. No other isolates reported.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily. Results are reported within 14 days.
Special Instructions:Specifically request Actinomyces.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Various sources
Container:Anaerobic tube
Collection Instructions:Identify source. Specimen should be transported in anaerobic transport media.
Causes for Rejection:Consult with Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory (IDDL) before cancelling.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


Reference Range:No Actinomyces species isolated.

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