Test directory: N.gonorrhoeae PCR,SurePath/ThinPrep

Ordering Code4337
Test NameN.gonorrhoeae PCR,SurePath/ThinPrep
AliasGC, PCR
Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR
Liquid Based NG Nucleic Acid Amplification
Preferred SpecimenEndocervical Brushing
Preferred ContainerSurePath or ThinPrep Vial
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsUse only the cervical broom supplied with the SurePath Kit
Insert broom into the cervical os using firm but gentle pressure so that the bristles are splayed out against the ectocervix. After insertion, rotate the broom 5 times in a clockwise fashion. Detach and place broom into the SurePath vial. Close the vial securely.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 1 Month
Refrigerated: 2 Months
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, No brush in vial or clear liquid, Aluminum brush used, Specimen from children <14 years of age
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 3 Days
MethodologyPolymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Specimen TypeALLSee report.