Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
Test Code: FLAN, TIAN, WAN
Clinical Information:
1.  Aspirates and tissues are superior to swab samples for the isolation of anaerobes
2.  Submit specimens directly to laboratory.  Do not transport specimen in needle & syringe.
3.  Dry swabs are unsuitable.
4.  The anatomical source of the specimen must be supplied.
5.  Specimens from body sites with indigeneous anaerobes are unsuitable (ie. sputum).
6.  If aerobes are also requested on a swab specimen, a separate swab must be submitted.
7.  Indicate current antimicrobic therapy on requesting requisition.
Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
1 - Sterile Specimen Container (100 mL)  - Material aspirated with a needle and syringe provides optimal results.
Alternate Device:
1 - eSwab  - swabs of anaerobes
   Device:        1 - Anaerobic Transport System
Specimen Required: Abscess, Fluid, Tissue/Biopsy Sample, Wound
Sample Collection Manual Link 
Reference Values:
A descriptive report will be sent.
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