60800:VAGINAL/CERVICAL CULTURE

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60800:VAGINAL/CERVICAL CULTURE
Alias Names: Genital Culture
Methodology: Culture
Edit Date: 3/13/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Preliminary at 24 and 48 hours. Final at 72 hours.
CPT Code: 87070
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Vaginal or cervical specimen using a Routine Culture transport swab.
Stability: 24 hours ambient for all organisms except Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). GC stable 6 hours ambient. Unstable frozen. Unstable refrigerated when looking for Neisseria gonorrhoeae or other fastidious organisms.
Transport: Ambient.
Comments: Potential pathogens will be identified. An additional charge will be added for each definitive identification. See also: Vaginal/Cervical Culture and Gram Stain (60802).
Rejection Criteria: Delayed transport; frozen specimen; specimen collected with cotton swab when looking for Neisseria gonorrhoeae or other fastidious organisms; swab not in transport media.