874 Culture, Gonococcal (GC)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue 24 Hours Not Isolated

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Culture

Schedule

Sun-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48-72 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Vaginal, urethral, urethral discharge, or penile discharge specimens. For YourSwab (BD ESwab) collection: Transfer collected specimen into the vial, making sure that the sample is in contact with the transport media.

Clinical Utility

To screen for or diagnose an infection with Neisseria gonorrhea, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea.

CPT Codes

87081

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