Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Rectal

Last Modified: 2/24/2020 2:42:15 PM

Specimen Requirements: Swab in APTIMA® Unisex Transport Media
Collection Instructions: Insert the small swab approx. 3-5 cm into the rectum. 
Rotate swab against the rectal wall at least 3 times. 
Withdraw carefully
Remove cap from the transport tube and place swab in immediately. 

Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and collection repeated. 
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 30 days Ambient (transport)
30 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs • Specimen sent in Transport tubes with non- APTIMA® swabs • Swab submitted in M4 transport media • Swabs submitted in Viral Culture Media (V-C-M)
Reference Range:
C. trachomatis TMA, Rectal Not detected
N. gonorrhoeae TMA, Rectal Not detected
Test Comments: Both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae may infect the anal/rectal canal of sexually active individuals. Detection of this organism may be important for determining the risk for disease progression or transmission

Results from the APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician.

The APTIMA® Combo 2 Assay is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications.
Methodology: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
Send Out Test Code: 16506
Alternate Test Names: Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Rectal; CT/GC APTIMA®; CT/GC TMA; CT/NG APTIMA®; CT/NG TMA
Included Tests: Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhoeae
CPT Coding: 87491, 87591

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