Organism Identification, Bacteria

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Turnaround Time: 2 - 12 days
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Test Type: Viable colonies


Identification of routine bacteria to genus or species level.

This test is for the identification of “routine” bacteria; those found to require extensive biochemical testing require Reference Bacterial Culture Identification [008458], at an additional charge.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Label sample. Include any special identification instructions. Note: Identification of atypical organisms may require an additional charge (see Reference Bacterial Culture Identification [008458]).

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

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

Maintain specimen at room temperature.