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GC CULTURE W/GRAM

Test Name  GC CULTURE W/GRAM 
Mnemonic  GC 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   8,708,187,205 
Department  Microbiology 
Container  STERILE SWAB/CULTURETTE 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Specimen: Submit culturette with wet sponge. Recommend that swab be received within 8 hours of collection and cultured within 12 hours of collection. Unacceptable conditions: Dry swabs or swabs exceeding recommended collection time, specimens refrigerated in transport. Stability: Ambient: 8-12 hours  
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Component  GRAM STAIN GC CULTURE 
Methodology  Standard culture procedures 
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Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information  Sensitivity ordered? 
Performed   
Reported   Preliminary 1 day; final negative at 2 days 
Note  Specimens must be kept at ambient temperature and cultured within 12 hours of collection. Additional charges may vary based on identification of isolates. 
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