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CULTURE CERVICAL BACTERIAL (CXB)

Department: Microbiology
Test Synonym(s): CXB, Cervical culture, Neisseria gonorrheae culture
Test Components: Neisseria gonorrheae culture
CPT Codes: 87070
Methodology: Culture
Reference Range: Negative for Neisseria gonorrheae, group B Strep and Coag. Positive Staph
Tube Type: Culturette swab
Specimen: Cervical
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection: Excessive delay in transport.
Days Performed: Daily
TAT: 3-5 days
Special Instructions: There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate. Make a note on the requisition if toxic shock syndrome is suspected. Gram stains are not performed on cervical specimens. Specimen is routinely cultured for Neisseria gonorrheae. Streptococcus group B culture is done for OB patients. If toxic shock syndrome is suspected, the culture will be examined for predominance of Staph aureus and Streptococcus group A.

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