Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Laboratory Information
- Etest®: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae– online training provides an overview of proper set up and interpretation of the Etest® method of antimicrobial susceptibility testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
- Culture Handling Procedure
- Instructions for Submitting Specimens to CDC Gonorrhea Laboratory for Confirmation Testing and/or Testing of Clinical Treatment Failures
B88 document – Neisseria gonorrhoeae reference strains for antimicrobial susceptibility testing
The following corrections to this document should be noted (see pg. 6, Recommended Testing and Confirmatory Testing(https://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/arg/b88-feb-2005.pdf#page=6)In the United States, reports of apparent failures of infections to respond to treatment with CDC recommended therapies should be reported to Sancta St Cyr, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org; 404-718-5447). Surveillance and Data Management Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mailstop E02, Atlanta, GA 30333.
In the United States, it is also recommended that isolates from certain infections be submitted to the Neisseria Reference Laboratory at CDC for confirmation; these infections comprise those that fail to respond to CDC-recommended therapy and isolates determined to exhibit intermediate resistance or resistance (see pg. 6, Recommended Testing and Confirmatory Testing, for a complete list): E. Kersh, PhD; (email@example.com, 404 639 2728,) STD Lab Branch (LRRB) Chief, Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop A12, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 orJohn Papp, Ph.D. JPapp@cdc.gov; 404-639-3785), Neisseria Reference Laboratory, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Mailstop A12, Atlanta, GA 30333.
- B88 document – Neisseria gonorrhoeae reference strains for antimicrobial susceptibility testing
- Agar Dilution
- Disk Diffusion
- Interpretive Criteria
- Gonorrhea Laboratory Information – Definitions, testing, identification, characteristics, strain typing and resources.
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- Page last updated: April 24, 2017
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