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Cervical Cultures

Cervical cultures refers generally to any cultures taken from the uterine cervix, and specifically to cultures for:

Normally, these cultures are negative. Positive cultures should be treated, as asymptomatic carriers are common, particularly for chlamydia.

Other cultures sometimes taken from the cervix include:

Normal Values*

Gonorrhea Negative
Chlamydia Negative
Strep Negative
Herpes Negative

*These are general values taken from a variety of sources. The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

Source: Operational Medicine 2001, Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington DC, 20372-5300, USA