Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 25, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Chlamydia Aptima

  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Genital Swab in Viral Transport Media
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Genital Swab in Viral Transport Media. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • 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.

    Testing can be performed on liquid pap media. Please call MLA for further details (206) 623-3814.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 1 Month(s); Frozen: 12 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87491
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.
  • 1127 - CHLAMYDIA
  • 1128 - SOURCE
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