|Description||Includes gram stain. Does not include selective media for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and susceptibility test. Additional charges apply.|
|Specimen||1. Aseptically swab vagina or other visibly affected site.
2. Submit swab in a culture transport media tube.
3. Label tube with patient's name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector's initials and specimen source.
4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only. Do not refrigerate.
NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
|Reference Values||Normal Flora|
|Analytic Time||4 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
87070 Culture, bacteria
87077 Bacterial identification, if indicated
87181 Antibiotic susceptibility (gradient strip), per antibiotic tested, if indicated
87184 Antibiotic susceptibility (disc method), if indicated
87186 Antibiotic susceptability (MIC), if indicated
87205 Smear, stain and interpretation, if indicated.