If indicated, further testing considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.
The Gen-Probe swab system is not approved for use in cases of supsected sexual abuse. G.C. culture is the recommended method of choice for specimens obtained from sexually abused patients.
Methodology: Multiple methodologies
Specimen Requirements: SWAB SAMPLE MUST ARRIVE WITHIN 2 HOURS OF COLLECTION
PLATED SAMPLE MUST ARRIVE WITHIN 6 HOURS OF PLATING ORGANISM and 8 HOURS OF COLLECTION.
NOTE: DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR EXPOSE TO EXTEME TEMPERATURES. THE ORGANISMS ARE EXTREMELY SENSITIVE TO COLD.
Acceptable sources: cervix, eye, groin, penis, rectum, scrotum, throat, urethra, uterus and vagina
Use a swab to obtain the specimen from an acceptable source.
Prewarm to room temperature the refrigerated Jembec plate supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory and inoculate it by rolling the specimen swab over the surface of the plate.
If a smear for a Gram Stain is needed, smear the swab onto a clean glass slide after inoculating the GC plate. Label the slide with identifying patient information. Place the slide into a slide holder supplied by Meadville Medical Center Laboratory for transport to the laboratory.
Place a CO2 tablet into the well provided on the plate and replace the lid.
Label the agar side of the plate with identifying patient information.
Place the plate in a plastic bag and close it securely.
Plated sample must arrive within 6 hours of inoculating organism and within 8 hours of the collection. Transport at room temperature only, taking care to not expose to extreme temperatures.
Plated sample must arrive within 6 hours of plating organism and 8 hours of specimen collection.
Preliminary report: none unless positive
Final report: 3 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Sunday
87081 – Culture, screening, single organism