Neisseria gonorrhoea Antibodies, Total
0099685
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
GC-AB
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Complement Fixation
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) Mark specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma. Contaminated, icteric, lipemic, or turbid specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Less than 1:8  
Interpretive Data
Single, high positive antibody titers may indicate past or current infection. An increase in titers between acute and convalescent sera of at least fourfold is considered strong evidence of current or recent infection.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86171
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099685Neisseria gonorrhoea Antibodies, Total22430-3
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Aliases
  • GC Test
  • Gonococcal Antibodies, Serum
  • Gonococcal Antibody
  • Gonorrhea