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CULTURE URETHRAL BACTERIAL (UTB)

Department: Microbiology
Test Synonym(s): UTB, Urethral culture, Neisseria gonorrheae culture
Test Components: Neisseria gonorrheae culture, Gram stain
CPT Codes: 87070: aerobic culture, 87205: gram stain
Methodology: Culture and gram stain
Tube Type: Culturette - swab
Specimen: Urethral
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: Send to lab immediately
Reasons for Rejection: Excessive delay in transport.
Days Performed: Daily
TAT: Gram stain: 3 hours after arrival in Microbiology Lab, culture: 2-5 days
Special Instructions: For Neisseria gonorrheae only. Gram stain included with culture and has a separate charge. There will be separate charges for organism identification and susceptibility testing when appropriate.

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