Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic/anaerobic

Alphabetical Test listing

Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic/anaerobic-6528

  
Bowel culture, quantitative, aerobic/anaerobic
  
6528
  
LAB6528
  
BOWEL CULT Q
  
QAA
  

This test is to detect bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and includes organism quantitation only; no identification or susceptibility testing.

  
Small bowel aspirate
  

Transport to Microbiology immediately, as delays in processing may falsely elevate quantitation.

 

  

Submit entire specimen

  

Port-a-Cul Vial Anaerobe Transport for fluids

Specimens not in anaerobic transport vial may result in falsely decreased numbers of anaerobes.

  

Refrigerated - 24 hrs

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Aerobic - 2 days
Anaerobic - 4 days
  

Culture

  

Negative aerobic culture:

<1 million colonies/mL, indicates normal colony count

Negative anaerobic culture:

<0.1 million colonies/mL, indicates normal colony count

  
Quantitation may change if specimen is not processed promptly. Specimen not in anaerobic transport vial may result in falsely decreased numbers of anaerobes.
  
87071 - Aerobic culture
87073 - Anaerobic culture
Additional codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID
This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
01/10/2008
  
09/25/2019
  
03/06/2020