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Culture, Test of Cure GC

Specimen Type

Test ID LAB235
EPIC Order
Test of Cure GC Culture
CPT Code 87081
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Female/Male Genital Tract; Throat; Rectal Swab; Eye; See Important Comments
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week
Turnaround Time 4 days
Reference Range Normal: Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Deliver immediately.
Single Tip Transport swabs (Lawson 050441) or Mini-tip Swabs (Lawson 050440)

This test is intended for patients who have clinically failed treatment for documented Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection. Isolates of N. gonorrhoeae recovered from this test will be forwarded to a reference lab for susceptibility testing. NOTE: Culture is not recommended for diagnostic use; nucleic acid amplification method should be used. See GCGEN

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 17, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514