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Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Throat (70051)

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

LAB07706

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Throat 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 APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube (orange label). Using a tongue depressor, 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) and vigorously rub the tonsils and the posterior pharynx. Carefully remove the swab without touching any area of the mouth. 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 sned to the 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 tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with non-APTIMA swabs; Specimens in broken containers; Swab submitted in M4 transport media; Swabs submitted in VCM


CPT Codes

87491, 87591


Revised

09-27-22