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Neisseria Gonorrhoeae PCR

Alternate Names
Gonorrhoeae, Neisseria Gonorrhoeae PCR, NGPCR, Gonorrrhoeae NAD
Ordering Information

This test detects Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA.

Neisseria gonorrhoeae susceptibility testing is important for public health purposes. Please collect a separate blue capped bacterial swab or eswab for M/C/S.

In-house testing can only be performed on specimens collected via the Abbott multi-Collect Specimen Collection Kit. This includes genital swabs collected using this method, and sterile urine collections. All other testing is referred to VIDRL, please see: Neisseria Gonorrhoea PCR - VIDRL Sendout

Molecular Diagnostics - Infectious
Genital specimens
First morning voided urine
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
120ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Multi-Collect Specimen Collection kit - Abbott Molecular
Collection Instructions
Collect at room temperature
Additional Collection Instructions

SWAB:  Use PCR collection kit for genital swabs and penile discharge (for genital swabs prefer endocervical or urethral but can also be performed on vaginal although not as sensitive).  Inoculate the PCR tube by swirling swab and then leaving it within the tube. Collection kits are available from Specimen Collection.

URINE:  A first stream urine of only 5-10 mLs in a sterile urine container should be collected to maximize detection sensitivity.  Patient must not urinate during the previous 2 hours.
DEDICATED sample is required but can be shared with Chlamydia trachomatis PCR if also requested. Refrigerate specimens and urine if delay in delivery to the laboratory.  Mid stream urine samples are not suitable for this test.

Gonorrhoeae PCR assay is not validated for swabs collected from non-genital sites.

Minimum Adult Volume
Three times per week
Test Code
Container ID
Storage Instructions
Store at 4°C
Transport Instructions
Transport at room temperature