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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
GC Screen
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Lab section Microbiology    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days (daily)    
When reported
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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
Specimen preparation: All specimens for Microbiology must be submitted ASAP to maximize bacterial recovery.

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Last revised 09/11/2013