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Gonococcal PCR

Ordering information:

Note: if Mycoplasma genitalium PCR is also required an additional seperate dry swab must be collected.

Alternate names:
gonorrhoea NAD, Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAD, Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR
Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
GPCR
Specimen types:
First stream urine
Endocervical swab
Vaginal swab
Container types:
Genital swab kit + sterile potGenital swab kit + sterile pot
Collection Instructions:

Urine

15 - 20 mL of first-stream urine specimen collected at least one hour since the patient last voided. Refrigerate immediately.

 

Cervical  & Vaginal swabs

Use plastic swab without transport medium.

Transport at room temperature to the Laboratory.

ALL specimens must reach the Pathology Laboratory within 2 hours of collection.

 

 http://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/microbiology/Microbiology_Specimen_Collection_Guide.doc

Minimum Adult Volume:
5 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
5 mL
Frequency:
Twice weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
1-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

  

 

If EMR is not available, Pathology results are available from Auscare.  If you do not have an Auscare login,please complete attached form. https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20access.pdf

Instruction on how to use Auscare - https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/Auscare%20instructions.pdf

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW