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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:
330-543-8406
TAT:
72 hours
Additional Info:
Preliminary report available after 24 hours
CPT Code:
87081
Synonyms:
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture