CULTURE, BACTERIAL, NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE

Synonyms: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture; GC Screen
Computer Code: GCS
Specimen Collection: Swab specimen. DIRECTLY INOCULATE ONTO JEMBEC MEDIUM (available through supply order form). ACTIVATE CO2 PELLET AS DIRECTED AND PLACE IN ZIPLOCK BAG FOR TRANSPORT. Contact lab at 262-3511 for instructions.
Minimum Volume:
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain culture media at room temp or incubate at 35-37ºC if available. Transport to lab as soon as possible.
Reference Values: Negative. Direct plating at bedside onto Jembec media is essential. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated.
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: Neg: 3 days Pos: 1-3 days
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87081
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII