Genital Culture, Routine w/ Reflex*

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Turnaround Time: 3 - 5 days
CPT Code:


Test Type: One swab and one inoculated Jembec; or one swab


Isolate and identify potentially aerobic pathogenic organisms, including Gardnerella vaginalis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae; establish the diagnosis of gonorrhea in medicolegal cases.

Does not include Trichomonas vaginalis, Chlamydia trachomatis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mobiluncus sp, or yeast speciation. For antepartum screening at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation for maternal Group B Streptococcus colonization, use Group B Streptococcus Colonization Detection, NAA [188132] or Group B Streptococcus Colonization Detection, NAA With Reflex to Susceptibilities [188139].

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Bacterial culture transport swab with gel and Jembec.

Female: Do not use lubricant on speculum. Cervical mucus should be removed first before inserting swab into endocervical canal, move swab from side to side allowing several seconds for absorption of organisms by the swab. Return swab to the transport tube and label.

Male: Using small wire swab, gently scrape the anterior urethral mucosa or, use a swab to collect specimen of urethral discharge.

Maintain specimen swab and Jembec at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.