Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Mouth Culture

Test Name: Mouth Culture
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: Mouth, tongue, gums
Collection Information: Rinse mouth with sterile saline. Wipe lesion with dry, sterile gauze. Swab or scrape areas of exudation or ulceration. Place swab in transport media.
Requisition: MICROBIOLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 day
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date:  
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Gram stain is examined for spirochaetes/fusiform bacilli (Vincent's organisms) and yeast.
Method of Analysis: Microscopic
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: The specimen must be stored at room temperature.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
MOUTH
 
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