Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 29, 2021 @ 10:13 am

1130

Neisseria Gonorrhea RNA

Specimen:Collect:
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)

Also Acceptable:
  • Other in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Rectal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Throat Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Endocervical Swab in Aptima Kit-Unisex (White)
  • Urethral Swab in Aptima Kit-Unisex (White)
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow)
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media
Submit:
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Rectal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Throat Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Endocervical Swab in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Urethral Swab in Aptima Kit-Unisex (White). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Other in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Urethral Swab: Male only
    Urine Specimens: The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to sampling. Do not cleanse the area prior to providing the specimen. Direct the patient to provide first-catch urine into a urine collection cup and then transfer appropriate amount of specimen into the transport tube. Liquid must fall between 2 black indicator lines on APTIMA Kit. Please note: Sterile urine stable for 24-hours before being transferred to APTIMA kit.

    First catch female urine specimens are acceptable but may detect up to 10% fewer CT/GC infections when compared with vaginal and endocervical swab specimens.

    Testing can be performed on liquid PAP media. Please call Pathology for further details (206) 623-3814.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Patients under 14 years of age.
    Swab transport tube with no swab, two swabs, a cleaning swab, or a swab not supplied by kit if aptima collection.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 1 Month(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87591
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

The Aptima Combo 2 Assay is a qualitative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC). The analytic performance characteristics have been determined by Interpath Laboratory for sources not FDA approved. Results depend on sufficient levels of DNA to be detected, absence of inhibitors and adequate sample collection. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings and should not preclude additional studies if findings do not correlate.
Components:
  • 1126 - N. GONORRHEA
  • 1128 - SOURCE
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