CULTURE CERVICAL BACTERIAL (CXB)
: CXB, Cervical culture, Neisseria gonorrheae culture
: Neisseria gonorrheae culture
: Negative for Neisseria gonorrheae, group B Strep and Coag. Positive Staph
: Culturette swab
: Room temperature
: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection
: Excessive delay in transport.
: 3-5 days
: 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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