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Test Code CXGC Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Culture

Specimen Required

ESwab with Liquid Amies Medium

Specimen Minimum Volume

Multiple sites including cervical, vaginal, throat, rectal, uretheral, conjunctivae. ESwab with Liquid Amies Medium

Clinical Significance

Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae may suggest an infectious cause of symptoms. If an appropriate collection/transportation container is not utilized and sent immediately, recovery of N. gonorrhoeae will be compromised and a false negative may occur.

Specimen Stability Information

• ESwab with Liquid Amies Medium must be received within 24hrs of collection

SETUP SCHEDULE

Daily

INCLUDES

Aerobic bacterial culture selective for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

TRANSPORT/STORAGE CONDITION

Refrigerated

Clinical Reference

Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Method Description

Aerobic bacterial culture on media selective for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Analytic Time

Negative report available 3-4 days

Reject Due To

Frozen swabs, dry swabs, swabs received >24 hours after collection

Limitations

False negative results can be caused by delay or inappropriate transport. Culture is not the optimal technique for detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, consider molecular testing alternatives for urethral, cervical, and urine samples.

Category

Culture