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culture, bacterial, neisseria gonorrhoeae
Synonyms: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture; GC Screen 
Computer Code: GCS
Specimen Collection: Swab specimen. DIRECTLY INOCULATE ONTO JEMBEC MEDIUM (available through supply order form). ACTIVATE CO2 PELLET AS DIRECTED AND PLACE IN ZIPLOCK BAG FOR TRANSPORT. Contact lab at 262-3511 for instructions. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Maintain culture media at room temp or incubate at 35-37ºC if available. Transport to lab as soon as possible. 
Reference Values: Negative. Direct plating at bedside onto Jembec media is essential. Identification and/or susceptibility performed if indicated.  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency: Daily 
Routine TAT: Neg: 3 days Pos: 1-3 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87081 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 14
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 04/30/2016
Time: 22:22:36 (24hr)