GC Culture

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: GCC MIC2

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

Tube Type: ESwab

Collection Volume: Inoculated swab

Cause for rejection: No swab in transport tube.

Storage: Refrigerate Eswab if not sent to laboratory immediately. Do not refrigerate body fluids- send immediately to laboratory.

Availability: Daily

Methodology: Culture

Special Instructions: GC culture is for isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae only. Eswab supports growth of GC. Deliver to laboratory immediately.

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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