Gonorrhea Culture (GCSCR)


GC Screen, Gonococcal Culture, GC Screen


Standard reference procedure for Neisseria gonorrhoeae culture and identification.


Test performed Daily.  Preliminary report as soon as found positive, final for negative results at 3 days.


Any site or fluid, urethral swab, endocervical swab, rectal swab or throat swab.

  Collection Device:

Copan Diagnostics ESwab™ Patented Sample Collection and Delivery System


  • Ambient 15-25°C
  • If a daily courier has not been arranged at your facility, please contact NPHL at (402) 559-9444

For optimal chances of recovery, submission to reference lab must be within 24 hours of collection.


  Specimen Stability:

Ambient: Within 24 hours of collection

  Reference Interval:

Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae

  Reportable Disease:

Report positive Neisseria gonorrhoeae within 7d to local or state health department. Refer to Nebraska DHHS Title 173, Communicable Diseases


Use standard culture collection technique to swab the patient source of infection using an ESwab 

  • Place the ESwab in the specimen tube with the transport media and tighten the lid
  • Label specimen container with patient full name, DOB, time and date of collection, source, and collector initials
  • Confirm specimen label matches the patient’s ID band or badge
  • Place ONE specimen into small biohazard bag (with adsorbent pad) and seal
  • Place all small bags into one or more larger bags to double bag
  • Store specimen at room temperature after collection
  • Order patient test (GCSCR) in NUlirt
  Revised: 5/9/2023