GC and Chlamydia, RNA, Urogenital

Last Modified: 8/12/2020 1:02:19 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1 endocervical swab collected in an Aptima Transport Tube or 10 mL urine in a yellow conical tube
Collection Instructions: Endocervical swab: Follow instructions in the Aptima® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (white label). In females, to ensure collection of cells infected with C. trachomatis, columnar epithelial cells lining the endocervix should be obtained. Excess mucus should be removed prior to sampling.                                                                                                                                               

Urine: 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.
Minimum Volume: 2.0 mL Urine
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: Endocervical swab:  
60 days Ambient
60 days Refrigerated

24 hours Ambient
24 hours Refrigerated

Urine is stable 30 days once placed into the Aptima Transport Tube
Rejection Criteria: Collection in Pink Xpert Swab Specimen Collection Kit or other non-Aptima transport media, Transport tube with 2 swabs, Transport tube with non-Aptima swab
Reference Range: Not Detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: GCCHQ
EPIC Test Code: LAB3178
Send Out Test Code: 11363
Alternate Test Names: GC and Chlamydia RNA, TMA, Urogen; GC and Chlamydia, RNA, TMA, Urogenital
Included Tests:  Chlamydia trachomatis, RNA; Neisseria gonorrhoeae, RNA
CPT Coding: 87491; 87591

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