Culture, Cerv / Vag

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Test Code

Alias/See Also
Cerv / Vag Culture;
Group B Strep (comment: Source=Genital and/or Anal and/or Rectal and/or Vaginal/Rectal);
Vaginal Culture

CPT Codes
87070*** When a culture is positive there will be a reflex for each identification and susceptibility performed

Preferred Specimen
Culture swab. Do NOT refrigerate.

If GC is of concern, also inoculate a Jembec GC plate at time of collection, and submit along with swab for optimal GC recovery. Alternatively, a DNA Probe for GC(8501) my be collected and ordered.

Transport Container
Culture Swab (teal green cap)

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 2 days
Refrigerated = 2 days
Frozen = unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Frozen specimen


Setup Schedule

Report Available
4 days

Clinical Significance
Cervical/Vaginal infections may be caused by a various organisms. The significance of a specific isolate must be determined by considering the specimen source, method of collection, and the potential for contaminating organisms.

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

Last Updated: December 7, 2021

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.