NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE AMPLIFIED DNA ASSAY (GCD)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
: Not detected
: Orange top M2000 Collection swabs, Urine: 10 mL first voided
: Urine specimens (male or female), endocervical swabs, male urethral swabs, rectal swabs and oropharyngeal swabs
: Need Medical Director approval
: Orange top M2000 Collection swabs, Urine: 10 mL first voided specimen in a sterile container.
: 10.0 mL
: 4.0 mL
: Urine - refrigerated, Swabs - room temperature if same day, refrigerated if overnight or up to 6 days after collection.
: Urine - refrigerated, swabs - room temperature if same day, refrigerated if overnight or up to 6 days after collection
Reasons for Rejection
: Specimen collected incorrectly
: Monday - Friday
: Once per day Monday - Friday
: 24 hours
: N. gonorrhoeae infections are the second most common notifiable communicable diseases in the United States. Amplified methods are now available for the detection of N. gonorrhoeae. Amplified methods offer increased sensitivity as opposed to non-amplified assays. Also, amplified methods allow for testing from urine specimens.
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