GENITAL CULTURE (088-0060)
Synonyms: Cervical Culture; Culture, genital; Labia Culture; Penile Culture; Vaginal Culture
CPT 4 Code: 87070
Test Order Mnemonic: C GEN
Applies To: Isolation of aerobic bacteria, only including Neisseria gonorrhea and Group B Beta hemolytic Streptococcus.
Request Form: Microbiology
Collection: Aseptic technique - collect swab of purulent material
Storage Instructions: Room temperature
Causes for Rejection: Unlabeled specimen
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Preliminary after 1 day, final after 2-3 days
Special Instructions: For detection of Neisseria gonorrhea, the GC ProbeTec test is recommended (refer to GC Probe test). If Group B Streptococcus is the only bacteria this order reflects, request C GBS (Group B Strep screen). This laboratory does not routinely culture for Gardnerella vaginalis or Haemophilus ducreyi.
Specimen: Vagina, cervix, labia, urethra, penis, urogenital sites
Test method: Culture
Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux