C. TRACHOMATIS/N. GONORRHOEAE RNA, TMA, LIQUID CYTOLOGY

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL SurePath™ Preservative Fluid (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a Aptima® transfer tube (green label). Specimen must be transferred to Aptima® tube within 4 days of collection. Specimen may also be sent in Aptima® Vaginal collection tube (orange label) or Aptima® Unisex collection tube (white label).

Alternate Specimen
ThinPrep® (PreservCyt): Send 1.0 mL fluid in Aptima® transport tube (green label), or aptima® vaginal collection tube (orange label) or Aptima ® Unisex collection tube (white label).

Methodology
Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Stability
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeSWCN
CPT-4 Code (s)
Chlamydia: 87491
Gonorrhoeae: 87591
LOINC Codes
N. gonorrhoeae RNA, Urogen:   43305-2  
C. trachomatis RNA, Urogen:   43304-5  

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Medical
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