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GC Culture (Neisseria Gonorrhoeae)  

SIM

40130 

CPT

87070 

Synonyms

 

Specimen Type

Genital specimens, throat, rectal, eyes 

Container

Culturette Swab. Chocolate or MTM Plated Media

Collection Instructions

Check media expiration dates before use

Volume

1 swab

Additional Information

 

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Never Refrigerate

Transport Requirements

Room temp. Transport immediately

Specimen Stability

Room temp < 2hrs after collection 

Rejection Criteria

• Improper swab used
• Improperly labeled or identified
• Expired media
• Stability exceeded

Reference Range

No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated

Critical Value

Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated 

Test Includes

Isolation and identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.  

Methodology

Culture 

Testing Frequency

Daily  

 

Reviewed y

Frankie Rice 

Reviewed Date

1/31/2018

Supplemental

  

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