Ordering Recommendation

This culture is for organisms for which no stand-alone cultures are available. Use for uncommon organisms such as Streptobacillus moniliformis, Haemophilus ducreyi, and others; or neisseria gonorrhoeae specimens not approved for NAAT testing.

Mnemonic
MC UORG
Methodology

Culture

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Varies

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Please contact Bacteriology (801) 583-2787 at extension 2350 for specimen collection and transport instructions.

Specimen Preparation
Storage/Transport Temperature

Please contact Bacteriology (801) 583-2787 at extension 2350 for specimen collection and transport instructions.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability
Reference Interval

By report.

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Specify suspected organism with submission.  This culture is for unusual organism requests, such as Streptobacillus moniliformis, Haemophilus ducreyii, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, etc, for which there is no stand-alone culture. For Helicobacter pylori, refer to Helicobacter pylori Culture (ARUP test code 2006686).  Identification and susceptibility tests are billed separately from culture.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87070; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method.

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060714 Culture, Unusual Organism 11475-1
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Aliases
  • GC Culture
  • GC Test
  • Haemophilus ducreyii
  • N. gonorrhoeae culture
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
  • Streptobacillus moniliformis Culture
Unusual Organism Culture