Lab Test : Rectal Culture for G.C.

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Alternate:Rectal Special Culture; rectal Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Includes:Culture for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and routine stool pathogens. Susceptibility included on stool pathogens if warranted.
Department:Microbiology
Phone:(937) 641-3902
SQ Code:RSGC
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Preliminary report at 1 day. No growth or normal floral cultures are finalized at 3 days, positives as identified.
Specimen:Rectal swab
Volume:1 culturette
Container:Culturette
Temperature:Room temperature, transport to lab within 30 minutes. DO NOT REFRIGERATE
Rejection:Specimen refrigerated.
Normal:No growth or normal flora and no Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated
Uses:Identify Neisseria gonorrhoeae and other microorganisms that may cause infection.
Limitations:Antibiotic therapy may inhibit growth. Contamination with adjacent areas should be avoided. Overgrowth by Proteus may make it impossible to rule out presence of Neisseria.
Method:Culture
 

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