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GC Culture Screen

Specimen Collection Information

Specimen Minimum Test Volume Container Special Handling
Genital 1.0 ML  

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Specimen Stability

Eswab: 24 hours Ambient

Additional Specimen Instructions

This test screens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) only and must be collected in an Eswab. Consider ordering GC Gene amplification test which has better sensitivity/specificty than culture (LAB 3552). Culture for GC should be limited to pediatric medicolegal cases as an adjunct to the amplification assay.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday; continuously

Performing Lab Section

Microbiology

CPT(s)

87081