LabFacts 30: Presumptive Identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Read LabFacts 30 and be able to:

  1. Explain the specimen collection and handling techniques for asymptomatic and symptomatic male and female patients.
  2. Describe the culture media used to grow and isolate Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  3. Explain the inoculation procedure, state the necessary incubation time, and describe the presumptive identification procedure.
  4. Discuss the quality control and proficiency testing requirements associated with testing for the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
  5. State the reporting requirements associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
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