Endometrium Culture

Sunquest Code:GENSP  
Epic Code:LAB3498Epic Name:Genital Special Culture Aerob Bacterial
Synonyms:Endometrial, Placenta; Genital Special
Test Includes:Routine culture for aerobes and Gardnerella species; culture for anaerobes upon request.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Results are reported within 2 days.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Endometrial aspirate
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile (Syringe, sterile, no needle)
Collection Instructions:

Use sterile container for routine aerobic culture.

·          Place patient in lithotomy position, insert speculum, and visualize cervical os.

·          Remove mucous plug, wipe cervical os with povidone iodine solution. Wipe off povidone iodine solution.

·          Aspirate material through the sleeve of a rush or curette sampling implement to avoid normal flora contamination.

·          Place the aspirate in a sterile tube. Do not collect on swabs to prevent contamination with normal cervical/vaginal flora and to ensure adequate material is collected.

Anaerobic container can be used for aerobic and anaerobic culture. If an anaerobic culture is desired, expel air from the syringe and inject material into an anaerobic vial or tube.



Causes for Rejection:Specimens on swabs not collected appropriately unless taken during surgery and not through the cervix.

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 Laboratory  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:No growth.
Use:Isolate and identify the etiologic agent in suspected cases of endometritis.

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