Urethral culture, stain

Alphabetical Test listing

Urethral culture, stain-625

  
Urethral culture, stain
  
625
  
LAB625
  
URE
  
  • Culture
  • Gram stain
  • Identification, susceptibilities and serogrouping will be performed on all microbiology isolates considered by the laboratory to be significant.
  
Urethral swab
  
  

ESwab mini-tip collection kit (green)

 

  
Urethral secretions
  

ESwab flexible mini-tip collection kit (blue)

Other bacterial culture swabs (Amies or Stuarts)

Charcoal swab

  

Other bacterial culture swabs (Amies or Stuarts)

Charcoal swab

  

ESwab:
for Neisseria gonorrhoeae;
    Refrigerated - 24 hours
    Ambient - 24 hours

for other pathogens;
    Refrigerated - 48 hours
    Ambient - 48 hours

Other swab:
for Neisseria gonorrhoeae;
    Ambient - 12 hours

for other pathogens;
    Ambient - 24 hours

Charcoal Swab:
Ambient - 24 hours

  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Time delay between time of collection and receipt of specimen
  • Improper transport container
  • Improper transport temperature
  • Interfering substances
  • Inappropriate specimen type
  • Leaking container
  
AHL - Microbiology: M
  
Daily
  
Preliminary - 1 day
Final - 3 days
  

Culture and gram stain

  
  
87070
87205

Additional CPT codes (if appropriate):
87186 - Sensitivities
87077 - ID

This list may not be all inclusive if there is the need to send the ID or sensitivities out to a referral laboratory
  
05/20/2004
  
09/25/2019
  
02/25/2020