GC CULTURE W/GRAM
Name: GC CULTURE W/GRAM
Container: STERILE SWAB/CULTURETTE
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
Component: GRAM STAIN GC CULTURE
Methodology: Standard culture procedures
Required Information: Sensitivity ordered?
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.