|Alternate:||Genital Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae|
|Includes:||Culture and gram stain. Susceptibility included if warranted.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal flora cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.|
|Container:||Aerobic culturette or sterile container|
|Rejection:||Not received at proper temperature
Not received within specified time frame
|Normal:||No growth or normal flora.|
|Uses:||Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The presence of other potential pathogens, including Candida, is also reported. Identification of microorganisms that may cause infection.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Culture is more sensitive than gram stain. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.|
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