|Alternate:||Throat Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) ; Throat Culture special; Throat for GC|
|Includes:||Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Group A Strep.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal flora cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature, transport to lab within 30 minutes. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.|
|Rejection:||Specimen not received at proper temperature.
Specimen not received within specified time frame
Specimen other than throat swab.
|Normal:||No growth, No Beta Strep isolated, or No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated.|
|Uses:||Identify Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Beta Strep group A in throat culture.|
|Limitations:||Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided.|
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