Culture, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (GC)

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Test Code

Alias/See Also
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (GC) Culture;
Cult GC;
Gonorrhoeae Culture;
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Culture;

CPT Codes
87081***When a culture is positive there will be a reflex for each identification and susceptibility

Preferred Specimen
Obtain specimen on swab.

Inoculate Jembec plate with a swab at the time the sample is collected.  Insert CO2 pellet into the well in the plate and replace lid.  Immediately put into zip-lock bag and seal.

Transport Container
GC Culture Plates (Jembec plate)

Transport Temperature
Room Temperature. Avoid temperature extremes.

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = 1 day
Refrigerated = unacceptable
Frozen = unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimen rejected if not on Jembec Plate. Plates which are dried out or expired will be rejected, to order new plates contact Client Service Department (937-297-8260 or 1-800-686-2252 option 1) . Keep Jembec Plates refrigerated until used.


Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
4 days

Clinical Significance
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is considered a pathogen whenever isolated and its identification is important in initiating appropriate therapy to prevent the spread of the infection as well as the serious sequelae.

Performing Laboratory
Compunet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

Last Updated: December 7, 2021

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.