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Genital Culture

eD-H Order Code

LAB465

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Genital 1.0 ML  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient or Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Eswab: 48 hours ambient or refrigerated

Additional Specimen Instructions

Collect specimens with an Eswab


Similar orders to consider:
Deep Wound/Abscess culture (LAB 503)
Skin/Superficial wound culture (LAB 3162)
Group B Streptococcus culture (in pregnant woman) (LAB 502)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae/Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT (LAB 3552/3563)
Bacterial vaginosis (LAB 3015)
Trichomonas NAAT (LAB 4026)

Interpretive Data

Assay Display Interpretive Data
C Genital Routine bacterial culture of vaginal specimens yields no useful clinical information. Organism-specific tests have better sensitivity i.e. NAAT for GC detection. Surgically-obtained or invasive specimens are handled differently and must be identified as such.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Microbiology

CPT(s)

87070