Days Set Up
Analytic Time

Preliminary results are reported in 48 hours. Negative cultures are reported after 3 days.

MiChart Code
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Culture, Neisseria
GC Screen
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture
Routine Culture for GC

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Test Overview

Test Methodology


Test Usage

To determine presence of N. gonorrhoeae.

Reference Range

No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect body fluid, discharge, pus, genital lesions, rectal swabs, vagina, cervix, endocervix, prostate, urethra, or throat swab. Store specimen in transport at room temperature. Because of delays in transit, this test is not recommended for use by MLabs clients; Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Amplification by PCR is available for detection of N. gonorrhoeae. Specimen should be sent for culture before antimicrobial therapy is started. Collection: FEMALE PATIENTS (CERVIX and ENDOCERVIX): DO NOT use lubricant on speculum. Clean excess mucus from the cervical os and surrounding mucosa. Insert the large swab from the collection kit 1 - 1.5 cm into the endocervical canal, rotate the swab clockwise for 10 - 30 seconds, and draw the swab back carefully avoiding any contact with the vaginal mucosa. Avoid contamination with normal flora from skin, rectum, vaginal tract, or other body surfaces. Return swab to the transport tube. MALE PATIENTS (URETHRA): Using small swab gently scrape the anterior urethral mucosa or urethral discharge. Insert the small swab from the collection kit 2 - 4 cm into the urethra, rotate clockwise for 2 - 3 seconds and withdraw. Insert the swab all the way into the transport media immediately after specimen collection. TIGHTEN LID OF TRANSPORT TUBE SECURELY TO PREVENT LOSS OF FLUID.

Normal Volume
0.5-1.0 ml or 1-2 swabs
Minimum Volume
0.5 -1.0 ml or 1-2 swabs

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.