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Neisseria gonorrhoeae, TMA (Alternate Target), Urogenital (15033)

Methodology

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


Synonyms

NG TMA; GC TMA; NG APTIMA; GC APTIMA

Specimen Type

Swab or Urine

Performing Lab

Quest Diangostics Chantilly


Epic ID

LAB09038

Lab Test Days

Tuesday

Standard TAT

1-8 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

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

Container Type

APTIMA Unisex Swab or Urine Transport Tube

Collection Instructions

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; Non-APTIMA transport tubes and swabs; Transport tubes containing white cleaing swabs; Over or underfilled APTIMA urine tubes


CPT Codes

87591


Revised

01-06-19

Initials

SL