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Test ID ACT Actinomyces Culture, Varies

Useful For

Diagnosing anaerobic Actinomyces involved in infections

Method Name

Conventional Culture Techniques

Reporting Name

Actinomyces Culture

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) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

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

Test Classification

This test uses a standard method. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Testing Algorithm

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

NY State Approved


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