Test includes culture and gram stain. If indicated, further testing considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.
Methodology: Multiple methodologies
Abscess, aspirate, Bartholin’s gland, most fluids, blood, surgical wounds or tissue, sinus aspirate, transtrachial aspirate, protected bronchoscopy, surgically collected female genitourinary specimens, and suprapubic urine aspirations
Sputum, urine, stool, vaginal, throat, nose, eye, ear, tracheal secretions, superficial wound or other skin site, semen or urethra, prostate fluid, lochia
Use anaerobic swab or send specimen in a screw-capped, sterile container supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory. Refrigerate specimen after collection. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
NOTE: CULTURE SITE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING.
Preliminary report: 1 day
Final report: 2-7 days
Preliminary report: upon identification of growth
Final report: 1-3 days after growth
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
87075 – culture
87205 – gram stain