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GC (Neisseria gonorrhoea) PCR (female)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


Swab (specify anatomical site), COBAS transport medium, Use collection kit provided and follow instructions on reverse of pack

(Do Not refrigerate - store at room temperature)

Please note - urine samples are not suitable for detection of N.gonorrohoea in females due to low sensitivity and will be rejected


Turnaround Time:

3 days

PCR for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoea DNA in clinical samples

Note: samples are tested for both Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis in combination.

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, store at ambient temperature.

Factors known to significantly affect results: Interfering factors include lubricants, hand sanitisers and talcum powder, and heavy bloodstaning may cause inhibition