Actinomyces culture

Alphabetical Test listing

Actinomyces culture-12422

  
Actinomyces culture
  
12422
  
LAB12422
  
ACTO
  
AOM
  

Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.

  
Swab: Sinus tract drainage or cervicofacial
  
  

Allina Health Metro hospital collections may be sent directly to the lab in a capped syringe with air expressed out within one hour of collection. 

  

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white)

 

 

 

  
Fluid (thoracic, abdominal), tissue or IUD
  

Fluid:

Port-a-Cul Vial Anaerobe Transport for fluids

Tissue:

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white) liquid without the swab

IUD:

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Fluid:

Port-a-Cul Vial Anaerobe Transport for fluids

Tissue:

ESwab standard tip collection kit (white) liquid without the swab

IUD:

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

ESwab:

Ambient - 48 hours

Refrigerated - 48 hours

Port-A-Cul vial:

Ambient - 48 hours

IUD in sterile container:

Ambient - 24 hours

  

Unacceptable specimens:

  • Sputum, BAL and bronchoscopy specimens NOT collected by protected brush
  • Nasopharyngeal, vaginal/cervical, oral, rectal, stool, urine (voided, cath or foley collected), decubitus ulcer, skin, superficial wound swab, prostatic or seminal fluid, urethral or lochia secretions,
  • Placenta from vaginal delivery
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Expectorated sputum with oropharyngeal contamination
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary - 2 days
Final - 10 days
  

Culture

  
87075
Additional CPT codes:
87186 - Sensitivities (if appropriate)
87077 - ID (if appropriate)
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
03/05/2014
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020