Survival of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates of Different Auxotypes in Six Commercial Transport Systems

We determined the rates of survival of six clinical and two control strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in six commercial transport systems, using NCCLS standard M40-A methodology. Differences in strain recovery and system performance were marked. A strain less robust than the recommended ATCC 43069 would provide a more exacting standard.