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Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae/Trichomonas vaginalis

Methodology

PCR


Synonyms

CT, GC, CT/GC, CT/GC/TV

Specimen Type

Swab or Urine

Performing Lab

RCHSD


Epic ID

LAB01471

Lab Test Days

Contact Microbiology Lab 227725

Standard TAT

24 - 72 hours

Stat TAT

N/A


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2 mL urine in transport tube or 1 vaginal swab using test collection kit

Container Type

Must use specimen collection kit obtained from Supply Chain

Collection Instructions

Urine should be first morning void or 4 hours since last urine passage.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Deliver to lab as soon as possible after collection. Room temperature.

Specimen Stability

21 days at 2-30 C

Rejection Criteria

Mislabeled or leaking specimen.

Test Volume Required

2 mL urine in transport tube or 1 vaginal swab using test collection kit

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL urine in transport tube or 1 vaginal swab using test collection kit


Included Tests

Chalmydia trachomatis, Neiserria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis


CPT Codes

87491 (CT), 87591 (GC), 87661 (TV)


Revised

10-21-22

Initials

SL