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Legal case workup of Neisseria gonorrhoeae includes detection, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular typing and other characterization tests that are determined on a case by case basis. 



Test Category:
Legal Case Workup
Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Illnesses and Diseases:
  • Gonorrhea

Pure culture.  Other specimen types may be accepted with proper rationale for testing or by prior approval from the Streptococcus and STI Unit.

Collection Method:


Specimen Processing, Storage and Shipping:

Pure Neisseria gonorrhoeae cultures can be transported in: i) Amies Clear Agar Gel Transport Swabs; ii) Chocolate Agar Slants that have been incubated at 35°C in a CO2 enriched atmosphere for 18-24 hours before transport; iii) BHI (Brain Heart Infusion) broth containing 20% glycerine, frozen at -80oC and shipped on dry ice.  Cultures MUST be shipped before the Wednesday of each week.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods:

Shipping of specimens shall be done by a TDG certified individual in accordance with TDG regulations. For additional information regarding classification of specimens for the purposes of shipping, consult either Part 2 Appendix 3 of the TDG Regulations or section 3.6.2 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations as applicable.


Patient Criteria:

Infection with N. gonorrhoeae.

Accompanying Documentation:

Completed Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Program (GASP) –Canada requisition form with sender lab name, address and telephone number.  All patient information must be filled out including patient identifier (specimen reference #), date of birth and sex, type of specimen submitted, date collected, isolation site and test requested.  Test results to be included, if possible, are antimicrobial susceptibility values and beta-lactamase results.  Specimens submitted for legal cases MUST follow chain of custody protocols.  Please contact the laboratory to inquire about protocols.


This test is done only as a special request. Specimens submitted for legal cases MUST follow chain of custody protocols. Please contact the laboratory prior to sending specimens.

Methods and Interpretation of Results:

Please see individual information sheets for each test.

Turnaround Time:

Differs for each test. Please see individual test information sheets.

Phone #: (204) 789-6063; STI: (204) 784-5995
Fax: (204) 789-2140

Please see individual information sheets for each test.

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