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Genital Viral Culture

Test Name:Genital Viral Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB5208  
CPT Code:87254, 87255
Specimen(s) Type:Genital  
Acceptable Container(s):
SAMPLE MUST BE RECEIVED ON ICE
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Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 72 hours
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed
into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, the specimen must be
stored and transported at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in laboratory within 72 hours of collection.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No virus isolated.
Additional Information:Genital cultures include CMV and HSV. Viral transport media is available in the laboratory.