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  Genital Culture Specimen Type:
  also known as Cervix Culture, Vaginal Culture, Urethral Culture

Other


MICROBIOLOGY

Specimen requirements:  Transport Media Tube
   
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 2 Swabs in Stuart's medium
Absolute minimum amount: 1 swab in Stuart's medium
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: Transport to the Laboratory immediately.
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Multi Labs/Micro/Viro/Serology ( 151-905 )
Order/entry screen(s): Microbiology/Virology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: Negative cultures held 48 Hours.
For Hillcrest deliver to: Microbiology : Room 2-109
For Thornton deliver to: Microbiology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Do not allow swabs to dry out. Do not put specimen in refrigerator. Do not collect urethral specimens until at least one hour after urinating. If Group B strep is the only test needed, indicate on request. If genital culture is selected the sample will be processed to look for all pathogens including Gonococcus and Group B strep.
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
SOFT LAB abbreviation: CXGEN
Secondary code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A