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Gonorrhea Culture (INACTIVE as of 02/17/15:  Refer to 0060714)
0060110
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MC GC
Methodology
Culture/Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Preliminary: 1 day
Final: negative at 3 days
Positive: As soon as detected
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Any body site or fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Do not refrigerate specimen.
Inoculated Modified Thayer Martin Agar (MTM):
Transfer to a sealed plastic bag with CO2 generating tablet.
Swab:
Place in Eswab transport media (ARUP Supply #45877) available online through eSupply using ARUP
Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. OR Place in Amies with charcoal.
Fluids:
Transfer to a sterile container.
*Submit slide for Gram stain on male urethra specimens. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Incubate MTM at 35°C if delay occurs. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Dry swabs, or delayed transport of inoculated MTM agar in non-CO2 environment. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Interpretive Data


Note
Refer to Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified Detection (APTIMA®) (0060244).

Detection by amplified nucleic acid methodology can be performed on genital or urine specimens received in test-specific transport media.
CPT Code(s)
87081; Identification CPT codes may vary based on method
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060110Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae698-1
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Aliases
  • Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • GC Culture
  • GC Test
  • N. gonorrhoeae culture
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture