Genital Culture, Male

Last Modified: 10/25/2021 1:28:12 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Liquid Amies Aerobic Culture Swab

Collection Instructions: Source Examples for this test are: Penile or Urethral

Current antibiotic therapy, collection site and/or source all must be written on the test requisition
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Ambient

Disclaimer will be reported if received Ambient > 24 hours
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:
Isolation of aerobic, clinically significant organisms will be performed.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing may be performed on appropriate isolates.

Specimens are inoculated onto artificial growth media and incubated sufficient time to allow growth of the suspected microbe. Media type, incubation conditions and period of incubation may vary with the type of microorganism suspected.
Positive results are rendered as soon as available either as preliminary (partial) or final (complete) reports.
Negative reports are rendered when sufficient incubation time has elapsed without growth on culture media capable of supporting growth of the suspected organism.
Methodology: Manual
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CXGUM
EPIC Test Code: LAB2114
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Genital Male; GU Culture, Male
Included Tests: Genital Culture; Gram Stain
CPT Coding: 87070, 87205 (Reflexes 87186, 87077)

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