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861 Culture, Genital Male

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid
24 Hours
Normal flora, No growth

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Urethral specimen or penile discharge specimen. For YourSwab (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media. NOTE: Specimens collected with Aptima swabs are NOT accepta

Clinical Utility

To detect a genital infection, to determine which specific bacteria are present, and to isolate and grow the bacteria for subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing.

CPT Codes

87071

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