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GCCUL
CULTURE, GENITAL, INCLUDING GC

Test Code GCCUL 
Test CULTURE, GENITAL, INCLUDING GC 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Includes gram stain. Includes selective media for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Significant isolates reflex to organism identification and susceptability test. Additional charges apply. 
Specimen 1. Aseptically swab endocervix (use speculum to visualize cervix) or male urethra.
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 
CPT Code(s) 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 susceptibility (MIC), if indicated
87205  Smear, stain and interpretation, if indicated