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Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR

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

This test detects Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA.

Should M/C/S be also required please collect a separate blue capped bacterial swab or ESwab.

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 twirling swab and then discard it. 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.
 
A dedicated sample is preferred. 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.

Laboratory
Molecular Diagnostics
Specimen
DRY Swab
Genital specimens
Rectal swab
Swab
Throat swab
Urine
Container
120ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
70ml Sterile Container (yellow top)
Multi-Collect Specimen Collection kit - Abbott Molecular
Sterile container
Swab
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
0.3mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
0.3mL
Frequency
Three times a week