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Test Code GONOAB Neisseria gonorrhoeae Antibody, CF, Serum

Methodology

Complement Fixation (CF)

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Gold top tube

Specimen: 1 ml serum ( 0.5 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Reference Values

<1:8

 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86609

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5905900

Used For

Titers ≥ 1:8 suggest either gonococcal infection or asymptomatic colonization. Antibodies recognizing Neisseria gonorrhoeae are apparently unprotective, since reinfection frequently occurs.