Chlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Throat

Last Modified: 1/21/2021 8:57:46 AM

Specimen Requirements: Throat swab in APTIMA® Unisex Transport Media
Collection Instructions: Using a tongue depressor, insert the small blue shafted collection swab.
Vigorously rub the tonsils and the posterior pharynx. 
Carefully remove the swab without touching any area of the mouth. 
Remove cap from the transport tube
Place swab in immediately. 
Break away excess stick at break-away line 
Recap and label
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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