N. GONORRHOEAE CULTURE
Test Code: GC
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.
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.
A descriptive report will be sent.