8240 GC Culture

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Genital See Report

Specimen Requirements

Amies or Stuart’s culture swab; Specimen in sterile container
Specimen Type:Genital

Method

Bacterial culture, aerobic, which includes routine isolation and identification procedures. Antibiotic susceptibility testing is performed when appropriate.

Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Instructions/Notes

Indicate source/site

Clinical Utility

By plating specimens from patients with clinical symptoms onto selective media, it is possible to identify the etiologic causes of infections.

CPT Codes

87081