Microcult-GC, a miniaturised culture test, was compared with an established selective culture method for laboratory confirmation of gonorrhoea. Microcult-GC correlated 94% with the control method in identifying gonococci in male urethral specimens. Microcult-GC testing of 130 gonococci-negative vaginal swabs gave only 4.6% false-positive oxidase results, which could probably have been readily refuted by Microcult Gram stain. The test may be difficult to interpret for rectal specimens and is not appropriate for pharyngeal cultures.
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