CULTURE, GONORRHOEA ONLY

Mnemonic

C

Synonym

GC Culture - Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Culture - Venereal disease

Guidelines

This is a culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae from any source other than blood or stool. For genital or urine specimens GC by PCR is recommended.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Routine swab in culture transport system or fluid in sterile container

Handling

Must specify source.

Preferred Volume

1 swab, dual swab acceptable

Minimum Volume

1 swab, or 0.5 mL aspirate in sterile container

Transport

Room temperature, STAT.

Rejection Criteria

Frozen or refrigerated specimen, leaking or nonsterile container

Stability

Ambient : 2 hours, 24 hours in transport system

Testing Information

Performed

7 days a week

Method

Standard Aerobic Bacterial Culture

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87081, 87205

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018 01:50:24 PM