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  • Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (GC) DNA by PCR

    Test Name:Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (GC) DNA by PCR
    Epic Order Code:LAB1364  
    CPT Code:87591  
    Specimen(s) Type:Cervix, Vaginal, Urine.
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 48 hours
    Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, Cobas PCR media containing inoculated swab must be stored and transported at 2-30° C within 12 months. Urine samples (undiluted) must be stored and transported at 2-30° C within 24 hours.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Not detected.
    Additional Information:Swab specimens that are moderately bloody or grossly mucoid may cause inhibition in the assay. Spermicidal agents and feminine powder sprays interfere with the assay.
     Throat, eye, penile and rectal specimens must be submitted for culture