Refrigerated - 6 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 6 Month(s)
Pure culture of anaerobic isolate on a slant, plate or swab. Swabs
transport in an appropriate Amies agar gel transport medium (or
equivalent). Organism identification and drug must be supplied.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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REJECTION CRITERIA: Isolate in Thioglycollate broth Aerobic slant, plate or swab Frozen isolates (unless <-70 C in Glyceral broth (acceptable))
TRANSPORT CRITERIA: Refrigerated (preferred and may help improve isolate viability)