ENDOMETRIAL CULTURE (088-0058)
Synonyms: Culture, endometrium
CPT 4 Code: 87070
Test Order Mnemonic: C ENDO
Test Includes: Gram stain, isolation and identification of aerobic bacteria, including antimicrobial susceptibility testing if appropriate
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Aseptic technique - collect aspirate, drainage, curetting (preferred) or culturette
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Refrigerated specimen, leaking container
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary report after 1 day, final report after 3 days
Special Instructions: Please provide relevant clinical information on request form. Please note if a specific organism is suspected.
Container: Sterile container, syringe or culturettes
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux