Laboratory: Clinical Microbiology
Test Name:
N. GONORRHOEAE CULTURE
Test Code: GC
Clinical Information:

1.  Transport as soon as possible to the lab.

2.  Do not refrigerate.

3.  Vaginal cultures are unsuitable for N. gonorrhoeae (aka G.C.) isolation (except in children).  Rather, a cervical swab should be sent for adult females.

 

Collection Devices:
Preferred Device:
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Specimen Required:

Appropriate swabs in transport medium or specimens directly inoculated onto medium, both available from Micro. If microscopy is required a second swab should be used to prepare a slide and this is sent to Clinical Microbiology.   
Sample Collection Manual Link  

Referral:
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A descriptive report will be sent.

Availability:
Daily
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