Genital Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: GENIT MIC2

Specimen Type: Vagina, cervix, endocervical area, or urethral discharge

Tube Type: ESwab

Collection Volume: Inoculated Eswab in transport tube

Cause for rejection: Specimen sent on dry swab, or incorrect swab (See tube type above)

Storage: Eswab refrigerated if not sent to laboratory immediately

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: Genital culture includes isolation of Neisserria gonorrhoeae. Smears of vaginal or urethral discharge can be prepared at bedside by physician.

OC Power Word: LCULTVAG

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87070

Synonyms: Vaginal Culture; Cervical Culture; Urethral Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Genital Specimen Collection

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