Semen Culture


Sunquest Code:GENC  
Epic Code:LAB465Epic Name:Genital Culture
Synonyms:GENC
Methodology:Culture
CPT Code:87070, 87077
Test Includes:Routine culture of aerobic flora.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week; results are reported within 3 days.
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Collection Instructions

Specimen:Semen
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.5 mL


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:No growth to normal urogenital flora.
Use:Isolate and identify bacteria that are potentially pathogenic organisms.


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