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Neisseria gonorrhoea Culture, Male Urethral Specimens
|In House Availability||Daily, all shifts|
|Collection Instructions||Use a urethral/genital wire swab for urethral specimens. Insert the swab and twirl it gently for a few seconds.
Specimens should be held at room temperature and transported to the laboratory for inoculation within 6 hours of collection.
|Container type||Swab in Copan charcoal transport medium.|
|Sample type||Swab sample from male urethra|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Refrigerated samples. Samples delivered to lab > 12 hours after collection. Swabs not received in transport media|
|Processing notes||Maintain sample at room temperature|
|Synonyms||Bacterial culture; N. gonorrhoea; STD; Sexually transmitted disease|
|Stability||6 hours in appropriate transport media. Samples received 6-12 hours after collection may be compromised.|
|Turn around times||Up to 3 days|
|Additional information||Test includes gram stain of sample.|
|CPT coding||87205, 87081|
|Last Updated||4/29/2013 8:53:13 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667