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Test Code ACT Actinomyces Culture

Reporting Name

Actinomyces Culture

Useful For

Diagnosing anaerobic Actinomyces involved in infections

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.

Method Name

Conventional Culture Techniques

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Shipping Instructions

Specimen should arrive within 72 hours of collection.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

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

Supplies: Anaerobe Transport Tube (T588)

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Ambient 72 hours

Reject Due To









Reference Values

No growth

Identification of probable pathogens

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; Continuously

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

NY State Approved


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.