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Culture- Bacterial, GC Screen only

Components

Name Method Department Units
Culture, GC Screen Standard microbiologic culture media and techniques
CMI, Microbiology

Specimen Requirements

Genital specimen, Mucosal membrane site

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Charcoal swab

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Alternate

Jembec Plate

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 6 hour(s)

Alternate

Dual culture swab system

N/A
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Innoculate Jembec plate immediately
  • Incubate at 35-37degrees
  • Protect from cold.
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Specimen will be screened for the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ONLY. Contact Laboratory Services (1-800-934-6575 or 614-722-5477) for collection kit containing Jembec plate and instructions for use. Recovery of Neisseria gonorrhoeae may be inhibited by use of a non-charcoal swab.

CPT Code

  • 87081