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Culture Genital

Order Code CULTGEN
Turnaround Time up to 14 days
Test Includes

If culture is positive, identification will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87077 or 87140 or 87143 or 87147 or 87149). Antibiotic susceptibilities are only performed when appropriate (CPT: 87181 or 87184 or 87185 or 87186).

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Transport Container
(Specimen Container)

Blue-cap culture swab device with Amies gel transport medium

Preferred Specimens
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 48 hours
Refrigerated Unacceptable
Frozen Unacceptable
Reject Criteria

Expired transport swabs, Frozen specimens or requests for anaerobic culture

Test Details
Includes routine isolation and identification procedures, antimicrobic susceptibility testing when appropriate.
Clinical Significance

The significance of any isolate(s), in pure or mixed culture, must be assessed with respect to the source cultured, the organism’s pathogenic potential, the possibility of colonization versus infection, and the number of other organisms recovered from the same culture.