No spirochetes were found in cultures from the control participants, but moving spirochetes were observed in genital culture
concentrates from 12 of 13 patients.
Limit the routine genital culture
to prepubertal patients only.
The asymptomatic individuals had HSV-2 positive cultures on 3% of culture days) Genital culture
appears to have a very poor sensitivity (5%) for diagnosis of HSV-2 infection among asymptomatic individuals.
A genital culture
was obtained, and the patient was given pain medication and azithromycin.
(5) It is possible that the coagulase-negative staphylococci isolated in this genital culture
produced a bacteriocin(s), which was able to inhibit the growth of the alpha-streptococci in the culture and upon subculture testing.
(9) Since concurrent bacterial infection is common, (10) genital cultures
should be obtained prior to initiation of topical steroids if an infection is suspected.
Those women taking acyclovir were significantly less likely than those on placebo to obtain positive genital cultures
during pregnancy (11% vs.
were done on 79 of the 94 women with lesions, and 27% were positive for HSV.
TABLE Results of 222 Group B Streptococcus Genital Cultures
Urine bacteriology culture results, we learned, had to be accessible first thing in the morning since they are the easiest to act upon, followed by blood cultures, aerobic cultures, respiratory cultures, genital cultures
, and then stool cultures.
The reports covered specimen processing, respiratory cultures, genital cultures
, stool cultures, blood cultures, urine cultures, miscellaneous cultures, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and organism identification/terminology.
. Together, our two laboratories process more than 5,000 genital cultures