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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information




GC Screen


Alternative name(s)


Lab section




When performed

24 hours / 7 days (daily)



When reported







LIS code:


EPIC Code:


Chlamydia GC Screen by DNA



Important notes:

Chlamydia / GC Screen by PCR is preferred testing method. GC CULTURE must be ordered any time a swab is submitted for Gonorrhoeae culture only. Do Not Order ROUTINE CULTURE for GC CULTURES. On rectal or oropharyngeal specimens, one must make the specific request, i.e.,SUSPECT GC.It is not necessary to add an order for a GC Culture on a Routine Culture of genital specimens.

Rejection criteria:

Unlabeled or mislabeled specimen

Transportation notes:

within 24 hr, RT

Transportation devices:

Specimen preparation:

All specimens for Microbiology must be submitted ASAP to maximize bacterial recovery.




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Specimen packaging pages

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Last revised 10/20/2014