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Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture (Gonorrhoea)



Throat, Urethral, Cervical, Rectal, Eye (Neonate)

Specimen container

Charcoal transwab

Special Instructions

GC is a very fragile organism and can easily die if left at room temperature.

Please transport to the laboratory as soon as possible for incubation

Do not store specimens in the refrigerator

Test Usage

Microscopy & Culture


Tested at RDE

Processing Time

48-72 Hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

As above

Useful Links

Gonorrhoea: guidance, data and analysis – UKHSA

British Association for Sexual Health and HIV

Gonorrhoea – Devon Sexual Health

Gonorrhoea – Lab Tests Online UK

Gonorrhoea – NHS

(Key words: Gonorrhea)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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