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Test Name: Haemophilus ducreyi Culture

Test Code(s): MISC / RMISC

CPT Code(s): 87081

Clinical Significance: To diagnose H.ducreyi infection in patients with genital ulcers.

Testing Site: Testing will be sent to an approved reference laboratory.

Days Performed: Mon-Fri.

Turnaround Time: Routine: 7 days.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: See collection instructions.

Collection Instructions: Swab of genital ulcer, chancre or aspirate in bacterial Culturette.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220). Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location.


Reference Interval:

Normal range:  Negative for H. ducreyi

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