Genital Culture, Female

Last Modified: 3/25/2019 4:24:17 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: Aerobic Culture Swabs (Red cap w/out gel or Red cap w/ Pledget)
Collection Instructions: Source Examples for this test are: Cervical, Endocervical, Vaginal, or Urethral

Current antibiotic therapy, collection site and/or source all must be written on the test requisition
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours 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: CXGEN
EPIC Test Code: LAB2102
Alternate Test Names: Culture, Genital Female; GU Culture, Female; Vaginal Culture
Included Tests: Genital Culture; Gram Stain; Wet Prep
CPT Coding: 87070, 87205, 87210 (Reflexes 87186, 87077)

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