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Test Code SCGEN Culture Genital/Gram, LAB2181

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

1. Specimens should be collected using the Culture Swab or E-Swab systems.  

2. Sources for females include: vagina, cervix, urethra, lochia, placenta, labia, Bartholin cyst, etc.

3. Sources for males include: urethral, testicular, penile, etc.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

4. Includes Gram Stain.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Males: no growth

Females: normal genital flora

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Identification by Conventional Method

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87070-Culture

87205-Gram stain