Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CULTURE GC

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
GCC      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87081.05         Geisinger Epic ID: 14971

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Various genital specimens, throat, rectum, eyes and synovial fluid.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Sterile screw-cap tube
Anaerobic Transport Media (ATM)
Special notes:
ATM and sterile screw-cap tube are to be used for fluid only. Check expiration date on transport device before use. The recommended test for vaginal, endocervical or male urethral swabs is Neisseria Amplified GCA.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature
Specimen stability:
ESwab or charcoal swab: Room temperature < 24 hours
Other swabs: Room temperature < 6 hours
Sterile screw-cap tube: < 24 hours
ATM: Room temperature < 72 hours
Rejection criteria:
Swabs in Aptima® media. Improper swab used. Improperly labeled/identified specimen. Expired transport device/swab. Grossly contaminated specimen. Delay in transport or transport at wrong temperature.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
No Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolated
CPT code(s):
87081
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Isolation, identification and semi-quantitation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Bacterial identification performed as appropriate. Additional charge may apply.
Methodology:
Culture
Synonyms:
GONORRHOEA/GONORRHOEAE
GC, STD
NEISSERIA
GONOCOCCUS
CULTURE
Clinical significance:
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the causative agent of gonorrhea and is always considered a pathogen.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Shoemaker
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? No
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