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Wet Prep, Genital

Test Name:Wet Prep, Genital
Epic Order Code:LAB252
CPT Code:87210
Specimen(s) Type:Vaginal or Urethral discharges, Prostatic secretions
Acceptable Container(s):Swab in tube with saline
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
Routine: 30 minutes
Collection Information:Refer to Microbiology Collection Information by Source. Do not refrigerate.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the lab.
Reference Client:NA
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, improper/delay in transport, dried up specimen.
Reference Range:Negative for Trichomonas
Additional Information:Specimens for examination for Trichomonas must be delivered to the laboratory within approximately 10 minutes of collection, due to the fragile nature of the organisms. Delay in delivery may cause false negative results.