CULTURE, GENITAL

Test Code
CGEN

CPT Codes
87070

Preferred Specimen
SPECIMEN

Transport Container
SWAB


Transport Temperature
RT- 48 HRS


Setup Schedule
Set Up:
Report Available:

Reference Range
CULTURE, GENITAL


Clinical Significance
Specimens from genital sites are sent to the clinical microbiology laboratory for detection of microorganisms from females presenting with clinical syndromes such as cervicitis, vulvovaginitis, urethritis, bacterial vaginosis (BV), salpingitis (pelvic inflammatory disease [PID]), endometritis, or genital ulcers and from males exhibiting urethritis, epididymitis, prostatitis, or genital ulcers.
A gram stain (GS) should also be ordered.

Performing Laboratory
LMH -  Microbiology x3758 or 3759
 



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