Gonococcal Antibodies

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 2:49:25 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range:


Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: CF
Clinical Significance: Titers >= 1:8 suggest either gonococcal infection or asymptomatic colonization. Antibodies recognizing Neisseria gonorrhoeae are apparently unprotective, since reinfection frequently occurs
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 4 to 7 days
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
Other Testing Facility: to Focus Diagnostics
PHL Test Code: GONOC
EPIC Test Code: IMO175
Send Out Test Code: 34159X / 35182
Alternate Test Names: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antibody, CF
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86609

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