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Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, Genital

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P070
Test group Bacterial Culture
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Set up daily, day and evening shifts
Collection Instructions Submit two swabs.
Container type Tubed charcoal containing transport medium.
Sample type Swab x2
UCSF Rejection Criteria Swabs not received in transport media
Processing notes Maintain sample at room temperature
Normal range
Stability 12 hours in appropriate transport medium
Reflex? If bacteria are detected that are not normal mixed flora they are automatically identified and susceptibility testing is performed.

Full ID and/or susceptibility testing may be omitted upon request when sample is submitted for testing.
Additional information Aerobic culture only, Includes culture for Gonococcus.
LOINC code 10352-3
Last Updated 6/19/2013 1:55:13 PM
Entry Number 91
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