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Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture

Updated

1/18/2011

Other Names Neisseria gonorrhoeae; N. gonorrhoeae; R/O N. gonorrhoeae; Confirm N. gonorrhoeae; N. gonorrhoeae Culture;  Gonorrhoea; GC
How to Order
Check the appropriate box, under Isolate Identification (R/O or Confirm), on the General Microbiology Request Form.
Availability
All clients
Methodology
Gram stain, Standard reference procedures for bacterial biochemical identification
Performed
Monday through Friday
Time to Reporting
3 to 4 days
CPT Code
87040, 87077, 87205


Specimen Collection Details

Collection
Actively growing isolated organism, in pure culture, on an agar slant or plate media, or swab specimen from urethra, cervix, pharynx, rectum, conjunctiva or other affected body site.
Optimal Volume
N/A
Minimum Volume
N/A
Handling
Seal tube or plate and place isolate or swab into biohazard bag. Transport to lab within 24 hours of collection. Do not freeze. Submit specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Transport
Room temperature or wet ice.
Rejection Criteria
Unlabeled or leaking specimens; Incomplete requisition
Comments
For addition information or assistance, please contact the laboratory at 503.693.4100.