Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture, Gonorrhea culture
Fluid or tissue submitted in syringe or sterile screw-capped container. Swab(s) submitted in Amies transport media with Charcoal. Label specimen with exact anatomic site.
Amies Transport medium with Charcoal
Send specimen to lab immediately after collection.
Up to 12 hours
Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen. Dry swabs. Significant delay in transport.
Plate culture and place in CO2 incubator ASAP. DO NOT REFRIGERATE SPECIMEN. Refer to microbiology processing manual for detailed processing instructions.
Screen for Neisseria gonorrhoeae only.