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Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA (11363) (Special Request/APTIMA only)

Methodology

Dual Kinetic Assay (DKA); Target Capture; Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)


Synonyms

CT/NG APTIMA; CT/GC APTIMA; Hologic; CT/GC TMA; CT/NG TMA

Specimen Type

Swab or Urine

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB05950

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2 mL Urine in APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection kit or Endocercial, urethral or vaginal swabs collected in APTIMA Unisex Collection kit

Container Type

APTIMA Unisex Swab or Urine Transport Tube

Collection Instructions

Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen. Direct patient to provide a first-catch urine (a maximum of 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. 2 mL of urine specimen must be transferred into the APTIMA specimen transport within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed. Use tube provided in the urine specimen collection kit for urine specimens. The fluid (urine plus transport media) level in the urine tube must fall within the clear pane on the tube label. Endocervical or urethral swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit. In females, to insure collection of cells infected with C. trachomatis, columnar epithelial cells lining the endocervix should be obtained. To that effect, excess mucus should be removed prior to sampling. Vaginal swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Vaginal Swab Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA); Refrigerated: 30 Days (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA); Frozen: 1 Year (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA)

Rejection Criteria

Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with non-APTIMA swabs; Specimens in broken containers; Swab submitted in M4 transport media; Swabs submitted in VCM

Processing Instructions

Only to be ordered if Urine, Endocervical, Urethral or Vaginal swabs are received in a APTIMA Collection kit, otherwise, refer to the in-house test performed in Micro.


Included Tests

Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrheoeae


Comments

Only to be ordered if Urine, Endocervical, Urethral or Vaginal swabs are received in a APTIMA Collection kit, otherwise, refer to the in-house test performed in Micro.


CPT Codes

87491, 87591


Revised

5/2/24

Initials

SA