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Test Code GCC Culture, GC (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)

Additional Information

No gram stain performed. If extended transport time is likely, an amplified probe method is recommended.

Collection Container

Eswab, charcoal swab

Specimen Required

Typical sites are genitourinary, rectum, oropharyngeal and conjunctival.

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature

Specimen Stability

24 hours at room temp for Eswab, 12 hours for charcoal swab

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen not received in appropriate transport media, transport in excess of 24 hours, specimen refrigerated.

Days and Times Performed

7 days/week

Turnaround Time

3 days

Reference Ranges

No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated

LOINC Code

698-1

EMR Interface Order Code

51750