1. Regarding CLIA, what complexity is GONOGEN II?
2. What animal is stimulated to produce antibodies used in the GONOGEN II kits?
3. What will happen if I use calcium alginate swabs to transfer suspected organism from the culture medium to the buffer?
There is no data to support use of calcium alginate swabs.
4. Can I use a clinical swab specimen, instead of organism?
Only an isolate grown on a specific medium (e.g., GC-Lect Agar, Modified Thayer-Martin Agar or Martin-Lewis Agar) should be tested after a Gram stain and oxidase test are performed.