Culture Genital

Swabs submitted in non-gel based system or those that have been refrigerated will not be evaluated for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Includes aerobic culture and Gram stain.

Test Code

Preferred Specimen
Gel swab ONLY

Testing Frequency: Daily

Transport Container
XGE Swab (Gel)

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Stability: 24 hours at Room temperature

Routine culture.

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.