Microbiology


Culture for Gonorrhoea (GC)

charcoal swab

Specimen

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

Availability

Tested at RDE

Processing Time

48-72 Hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

As above

Specimen Labelling Procedure