Lab Test : Genital Culture Routine

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Alternate:Genital Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Includes:Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:GENC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal flora cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Genital
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Aerobic culturette or sterile container
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
Normal:No growth or normal flora.
Uses:Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The presence of other potential pathogens, including Candida, is also reported. Identification of microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.
Method:Culture
 

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