Neisseria

Neisseria spp. Identification 

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure #:  MAA0036A

CPT: 87077


Neisseria spp. Identification
Synonym(s): Neisseria gonorrhea, Neisseria meningitidis, Gonorrhea, GNDC, Neisseria  
Requisition Form

G-2E: Neisseria meningitidis from sterile sites 

G-2B: all other Neisseria sp.

Test Description Identification of Neisseria spp.
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing

Pure isolate

Minimum Volume/Size Required

At least one viable colony

Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping  After overnight incubation at 37C with 5% CO2, store slants at an ambient temperature. 
Transport Medium

Appropriate solid medium that supports growth

Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Good Regulation, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Ship at ambient temperature.  
Method Conventional biochemical, Genetic Probe Test (N. gonorrhea only), serotyping (N. meningitidis only)
Turn-around Time 4-21 days
Interferences/Limitations
  • Material must be viable.
  • Improper storage or shipping temperatures limit organism recovery. 
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • Incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information Isolates from sterile sites identified as Neisseria meningitidis will be serotyped. 

Last updated June 11, 2020