Lab Test : Throat Culture for G.C.

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Alternate:Throat Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) ; Throat Culture special; Throat for GC
Includes:Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Group A Strep.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:THGC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal flora cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Throat
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette
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.
Method:Culture
 

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