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Test Code PCRGU Neisseria gonorrhoeae by PCR, Urine


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Note:  This test is not recommended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse, for other medico-legal indications, or for evaluation of children ≤14 years of age. In these circumstances, a genital culture is the test of choice.

Performing Laboratory

Huntsville Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements


Urine (Males or Females)


Collect specimen as follows:

1. Patient should not have urinated for one hour prior to specimen collection.

2. Collect first catch urine (Approximately 10 to 50 ml of the initial urine stream) into a sterile urine collection cup.

3. Maintain sterility and forward properly


1. For best results female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to collection.

2. Spermicidal agents and feminine powder sprays interfere with assay and should not be used prior to collection.

3. Maximum storage of unpreserved urine specimen is 24 hrs. refrigerated or room temp.


Reference Values

Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA NOT DETECTED by PCR.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

CPT Coding


Secondary ID


LOINC Coding

Test Name LOINC Code

Neisseria gonorrhoeae by PCR