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Test Code GCSCRN Neisseria gonorrhoeae Screen

Important Note

Culture screen for Neisseria gonorrhoeae from sites not approved for the Chlamydia/GC PCR testing and for isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae for susceptibility testing. 
If Neisseria gonorrhoeae suspected, order Chlamydia/GC PCR testing.

Additional Codes

ALAB: GCSCRN

Powerchart: Neisseria gonorrhoeae screen

MA Cerner: Neisseria gonorrhea Screen

Specimen Requirement

Cervix: Collect specimen using a Cultureswab collection device.

Throat/Rectum:  Collect specimen using a Cultureswab collection device.

Urethra:   Collect specimen using a Cultureswab collection device.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Cervix:
Transport the Cultureswab specimen collection device used to obtain the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible or within 24 hours of collection. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include specimen source, date and time of collection. If a Gram Stain is needed place a separate order for Gram Stain as this is not typically included in the cervical/vaginal routine.

Throat/Rectum for GC:
Inoculate plated media [available from the laboratory] or collect specimen with a Cultureswab. Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc) include specimen source, date and time of collection. Transport the specimen to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. Transport immediately after collection if plated media is inoculated.

Urethra:
Use Bactiswab NPG collection device to obtain the specimen. Label the specime appropriately with two identifiers, patient name and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include specimen source, date and time of collection. Place an order for a separate Gram Stain. Transport the specimen to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.

Reference Value

No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated

Performance

Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Cervix, Throat/Rectum and Urethra

Typically completed 24 to 72 hours after specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

87081

LOINC Code Information

634-6 Bacterial identified by Unspecified specimen by aerobic culture

Test Method

Manual; Agar growth and biochemical identification

Useful For

Isolation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from sources not approved for PCR testing.