Lab Section: Bacteriology
Description: For the isolation of anaerobic bacteria.
Min Sample Volume: 2) tissue (2 cm cube)
Collection Container: 1,4) Anaerobic transport media (Cary-Blair, e.g. BBL™ Port-a-cul™ or Anaerobic Systems ATM): tube or vial form - see sample info above; 2-3) tissues (>2-3 cm in diameter, minimum size)(not swabs) in sealed sterile container
Coolant: 1) DO NOT Refrigerate anaerobic transport media tubes or vials; 2-3) Tissues (>2-3 cm in diameter, minimum size) are ideally held and shipped frozen with sufficient insulation and freezer packs to arrive next day and very cold; refrigerated temperatures are acceptable only for tissue samples delivered to the lab within 24 hours of collection.
Test Target: Antigen
Test Days: M-F
Test Turnaround (business days): 2-7 days