|Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
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|Bacterial culture using selective growth media to isolate Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Routine or Test of Cure.
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|Avg. Turnaround Time
|Coralville, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
|4 - 5 business days
|Female Endocervical, Male Urethral, Rectal, or Throat swab
|Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 - 2 hours prior to collection of urethral swab.
|Use a Copan Liquid Amies Elution Swab (ESwab™) or similar collection and transport system. If multiple swabs are collected, place each swab in an individual transport tube and clearly label each.
|Temperature and Stability:
|Room Temperature; stable for 24 hours
|Unlabeled specimens, use of a collection swab other than Eswab, frozen specimens, expired or leaking Eswabs, vaginal samples on females of child-bearing age
|No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated, Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated.
|Wrap specimen container in absorbent material and place each specimen in an individually sealed biohazard bag. Transport specimen overnight at room temperature. Ship to the Coralville location.
|Culture is rarely requested due to existing molecular methods. Culture is mainly requested for legal purposes or for patients not responding to therapy. If Neisseria gonorrhoeae is isolated, it will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
|Gonorrhea, GC culture