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CULTURE, GC

Test Code GCSCR 
Test CULTURE, GC 
Methodology Conventional Culture 
Description Utilizes selective media for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. 
Specimen 1. Aseptically swab endocervix (use speculum to visualize cervix) urethra, rectum, throat, or neonatal conjunctiva.
2. Submit swab in a culture transport media tube.
3. Label tube with patient's name (first and last), date of birth or medical record number, date and time of collection, collector's initials and specimen source.
4.Maintain sterility and forward promptly at ambient temperature only. Do not refrigerate.

NOTE: SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED ON REQUEST FORM FOR PROCESSING. 

Reference Values No Neisseria Isolated 
Analytic Time 4 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Sunday 
CPT Code(s) 87070  Culture, bacteria
87077  Bacterial indentification, if indicated