Gonorrhoea (Culture)

Code

GONN

Sample Reqs

CS ‡ ‡ ‡

Turnaround

2-3 days

Special instructions

‡ ‡ ‡ The optimal sample type from the female genital tract is an endocervical swab. Gonorrhoea does not survive well outside the endocervical epithelium; a negative gonorrhoea culture result from a vaginal swab is not reliable for excluding infection.

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Last-updated: 28/02/2020

 

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