Test directory: Genital Culture

Ordering Code5512
Test NameGenital Culture
AliasVaginal Culture
Preferred ContainerEswab
Other Specimen/ContainerBacterial transport device with transport media (e.g
culturette)
Optimum VolumeIf Eswab is not used, both swabs of a dual-swab culturette is preferred.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Day
Refrigerated: Not Stable
Specimens will be accepted up to 2 days, but fastidious organisms may not remain viable after 24 hours, or if specimen is received refrigerated or on a dry swab.
Rejection CriteriaDry cotton swab, Expired container/transport media, Frozen,
Refrigerated
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 5 Days
Preliminary reports at 24 and 48 hours. Additional time is required for identification and/or susceptibilty testing if culture is positive.
MethodologyVisual examination for bacterial growth on selective and non-selective media.

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Source:ALLSee report.
Report Status:ALLSee report.
Gram Stain:ALLSee report.
CultureALLSee report.