Anaerobic transport vial
Broth (thioglycollate, chopped meat, etc)
Varies with specimen type. Average: 2-4 days
Susceptibility testing of anaerobic organisms is generally clinical indicated only when isolated from blood, CSF, joint, or other normally sterile body sites or when there has been a treatment failure. Clients will be consulted when susceptibilities are requested on organisms from sources other than those listed above, before actual testing is initiated.
The antibiotics tested are based on the organism's identification and if applicable, the beta lactamase result.