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Bacterial Culture and Gram stain, Genital
|Test group||Bacterial Culture|
|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|
|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.|
|CPT coding||87070; 87205
|Last Updated||6/22/2016 12:34:55|