Diagnostic Test Directory

Microbiology Laboratory

Genital Culture

  • LIS Mnemonic: CG

    Collect

    ACCEPTABLE SPECIMENS INCLUDE: penis, urethral, vaginal, cervical, and oral. All specimens should be collected via double swab culture set.

    Volume Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Minimum Required

    1 double swab culture set

    Transport

    Send to the lab immediately at room temperature

    Stability

    Specimens stable up to 2 hours after collection

    Unacceptable conditions

    Specimens should not be refrigerated.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Updated daily until final

CPT

87070

Methodology

Culture