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Test Code SCGC Gonococcus Culture, LAB235

Important Note

Specimens are collected with the ESwab collector.  This collector must be delivered to the Microbiology Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable Legal Specimens:

Genital, oral, or rectal

 

Acceptable Non-Legal Specimens:

Any site excluding genital. (See #CTNGPC CT and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by PCR for non-legal specimen.)

 

Genital

For situations where chain-of-custody is required, a complete chain-of-custody protocol must be maintained when collecting and handling specimens.

 

1. Obtain an ESwab from the microbiology lab.
2. Using the swab collect epithelial cells from infected site and return swab to ESwab holder.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Oral

For situations where chain-of-custody is required, a complete chain-of-custody protocol must be maintained when collecting and handling specimens.

 

1. Obtain ESwab from the microbiology laboratory.
2. Using the swab collect epithelial cells from infected site and return swab to ESwab holder.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.


Rectal

For situations where chain-of-custody is required, a complete chain-of-custody protocol must be maintained when collecting and handling specimens.

 

1. Obtain an ESwab from the microbiology laboratory.
2. Using the swab collect epithelial cells from infected site and return swab to the ESwab holder.
3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

 

Other Specimens

1. Obtain an ESwab from the microbiology laboratory.
2. If pus or discharge is present, remove before collecting.

3. Collect specimen using swab provided in the kit.

4. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Culture with Selective Isolation and Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87081