GC Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: GCC MIC2

Specimen Type: Vagina, cervix, urethra, eye, urine, joint or body fluid

Tube Type: ESwab

Collection Volume: Inoculated swab, 0.5 mL urine minimum

Cause for rejection: No swab in transport tube.

Storage: Swab: refrigerated if not sent to laboratory immediately Urine/Body fluid: Do NOT refrigerate send to laboratory STAT

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: GC culture is for isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae only. Eswab supports growth of GC. Urine specimen must be sent to laboratory for processing. Deliver to laboratory immediately. Do not refrigerate urine. Order GC culture on urine.

OC Power Word: LCULTGC

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8412

TAT: 72 hours

Additional Info: Preliminary report available after 24 hours

CPT Code: 87081

Synonyms: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture

Specimen Collection Procedures
Conjunctival (Bacterial culture or Chlamydia viral culture of the eye)
Genital Specimen Collection

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