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CERVIX CULTURE W/GRAM

Test Name  CERVIX CULTURE W/GRAM 
Mnemonic  CER 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,707,087,205 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE SWAB/CULTURETTE 
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Handling  Specimen: Endocervical canal sampling on culturette with wet sponge after cervix cleaned of vaginal secretions and mucous. Stability: Ambient: 12 hours Refrigerated: Unacceptable Unacceptable conditions: Swab refrigerated; sample older than 12 hours. Set up daily. Gram stain included. Includes screening for Neisseria gonorrhoeae 
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Reject Criteria   
Component  GRAM STAIN CULTURE CERVIX 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final 2 days; sensitivity 2-3 days (if indicated) 
Note  Additional charges may vary based on id/sensi of significant isolates. 
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