Item Value
Test name Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Up to 3 days
In House Availability Daily, all shifts
Performed by Microbiology
Normal range No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated
Container type Swab in Amies transport medium with charcoal
Collection Instructions Male urethra:Use a wire swab. Insert the swab and twirl it gently for a few seconds. Place swab in Amies transport medium with charcoal.

Other sites: Use the swab supplied in the Amies transport medium with charcoal collection kit . For cervical or rectal samples insert the swab and twirl it gently for a few seconds. Swab throat for throat specimens.

Specimens should be held at room temperature and transported to the laboratory for inoculation within 6 hours of collection.
Sample type Swab of genital, rectal, throat, and other sites

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