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Test Code PLACC Culture, Placenta

Additional Information

Gram stain included

Collection Container

Eswab, Amies swab

Specimen Required

Swab of placenta

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

For specimens submitted on Eswab: 48 hours refrigerated or room temperature

For other swab types: 24 hours refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

Inappropriate specimen source

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

2 - 3 days

Reference Ranges

No growth after 48 hours or normal flora isolated

LOINC Code

617-1

EMR Interface Order Code

55900