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G.C. Screen Culture

Comment: Sites submitting specimens for sexually transmitted disease screening must be approved by the Sexually Transmitted Disease Program in the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure. Please call NPHL for clarification at 402.559.2440 or 800.334.

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GC Screen, Gonococcal Culture GCSCR Standard reference procedure for Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture and identification.

Availability: Daily; preliminary report as soon as found positive, final for negative results at 3 days. Specimen: Any site or fluid, urethral swab, endocervical swab, rectal swab or throat swab. Inoculate Jembec plate of Modified Thayer Martin agar sealed in a plastic bag with a Co2 generating tablet. Identification by nucleic acid methodology can be performed on the genital specimen collected in the GenProbe collection kit. See Chlamydia/GC DNA probe. Note specific site on specimen and test request form. Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Media is available from NPHL Unacceptable conditions: Delayed transport of the plates in non-CO2 environment and refrigerated or frozen specimens.



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