Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Throat

Last Modified: 5/31/2019 11:06:16 AM

Specimen Requirements: Throat swab in APTIMA® Unisex Transport Media
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 30 days Ambient (transport)
30 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs • Transport tubes with non-APTIMA® swabs • Specimens in broken containers • Swab submitted in M4 transport media • Swabs submitted in Viral Culture Media (V-C-M)
Reference Range:
C. trachomatis TMA, Throat Not detected
N. gonorrhoeae TMA, Throat Not detected
Methodology: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Clinical Significance: Both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae may infect the oral/pharyngeal cavity of sexually active individuals. Detection of this organism may be important for determining the risk for disease progression or transmission
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 1 to 2 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code: MISC
Send Out Test Code: 70051
Alternate Test Names: Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Throat; CT/GC APTIMA®; CT/GC TMA; CT/NG APTIMA®; CT/NG TMA
CPT Coding: 87491, 87591

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