Aerobic Identification and Susceptibility

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Turnaround Time: 2-6 days
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Test Type: Viable colonies


This test is for the identification of “routine” bacteria; for other bacterial species requiring more extensive biochemical testing, use test Reference Bacterial Culture Identification [008458] with test Susceptibility Testing, Aerobic and Facultatively Anaerobic Organisms [008680] at an additional charge.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Agar slant in screw-cap container packed as an etiologic agent or a swab transport inoculated with the isolate from a pure culture. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.

Bacterium derived from cultured clinical sample. Send pure culture on maintenance media. Maintain subculture at submitting laboratory.

Maintain specimen at room temperature.