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Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Rectal (16506)

Methodology

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)


Synonyms

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

Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB07770

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Rectal swab in APTIMA Combo 2 Transport Media

Container Type

APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit

Collection Instructions

Use the APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (white label) or the APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube (orange label). Insert the small, blue shafted collection swab (Unisex kit, NOT the larger white shafted cleansing swab) or the small, pink shafted collection swab (Vaginal kit) approximately 3-5 cm into the rectum. Rotate swab against the rectal wall at least 3 times. Withdraw the swab carefully. Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly, label and send to lab.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

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


CPT Codes

87491, 87591


Revised

09-27-22