Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Culture- Urogenital

CMH Lab Section
Microbiology

Specimen Requirements
Cervical, Vaginal or Urethral

Availability
Routine

Turn Around Time
72 hrs

Special Instructions
Inoculate Jembec agar & send charcoal swab. Cervical/Vaginal- avoid swabbing uninfected mucosal surfaces. Urethral- insert swab 2-4 cm into the urethra if no discharge.

Processing Instructions
If a gram stain is required, prepare a slide and allow to air dry. Transport slide in a cardboard slide holder. Order the test code GRAM.

Ranges
No bacteria isolated

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