Gonococcus Culture #2

Test Code

CPT Codes

If positive, assay includes beta-lactamase testing; a charge will be added for each identification.

Preferred Specimen
Urethral, cervical, anorectal, throat or conjunctiva culture swab submitted in Amies gel transport medium (blue-top), or eSwab

Other Acceptable Specimens
Urethral, cervical, throat, anorectal, or conjunctiva submitted on Neigon plate (see instructions)

Do not refrigerate. Indicate source of specimen on both the requisition or electronic order  and specimen collection device. For blood specimens, use test "Culture, Blood". For sterile body fluids, use test "Culture, Aerobic and Anaerobic".

Preferred: Urethral, cervical, anorectal, throat or conjunctiva. Collect specimen using a culture swab in Amies gel (blue-cap) or eSwab (white-cap) transport medium delivered within 24 hours of collection.

Acceptable: Inoculated medium (Martin-Lewis plate or Neigon plate). Transport container: Copan Transport swab containing Amies gel medium or eSwab.

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours
Refrigerated: Unacceptable
Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Expired transport swabs • Specimens >24 hours old

Bacterial Culture, Aerobic, includes routine isolation and identification procedures • Susceptibility testing not routinely performed

Setup Schedule
Set up: Daily a.m., p.m., night; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.