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Test Code ACT Actinomyces Culture, Varies

Reporting Name

Actinomyces Culture

Useful For

Diagnosing anaerobic Actinomyces involved in infections

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen should arrive within 72 hours of collection.


See Infectious Specimen Shipping Guidelines in Special Instructions for shipping information. Specimens must be transported in anaerobic transport vials.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Anaerobe Transport Tube (T588)

Specimen Type: Abscesses, intrauterine devices, percutaneous transtracheal aspirates, sterile body fluids, suprapubic aspirations, wounds

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient 72 hours

Reference Values

No growth

Identification of probable pathogens

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87075-Actinomyces culture

62258-Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Anaerobe (if appropriate)

87153-Anaerobe identification by sequencing (if appropriate)

87176-Tissue processing (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
ACT Actinomyces Culture 9816-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
ACT Actinomyces Culture 9816-0

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
ISAN Anaerobe Ident by Sequencing No, (Bill Only) No
TISSR Tissue Processing No, (Bill Only) No
RMALA Id MALDI-TOF Mass Spec Anaerobe No, (Bill Only) No

Testing Algorithm

When this test is ordered, the reflex tests may be performed and charged separately.

Report Available

14 to 20 days

Method Name

Conventional Culture Techniques