Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: March 3, 2024 @ 10:13 am


N. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomonas, Mycoplasma Genitalium NAAT

  • Vaginal Swab in One Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in One Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow)
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • One Vaginal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Ambient.

Also Acceptable:
  • One Random Urine in Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow). Submit Ambient.
Special Handling:
  • Vaginal specimens: Both clinician collected and patient self-collected vaginal swabs are acceptable. 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 sterile urine collection cup and then transfer appropriate amount of specimen into the Urine Aptima Kit. Liquid must fall between 2 black indicator lines on APTIMA Kit. Please note: Random 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 specimes.
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. Sample collected after Aptima Collection kit expiration date.
    Aptima Urine level not between 2 black indicator lines.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 1 Month(s); Frozen: Unacceptable; Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87591
  • 87491
  • 87661
  • 87798
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.
  • 1126 - N. GONORRHEA
  • 1127 - CHLAMYDIA
  • 2827 - TRICHOMONAS
  • 5183 - M.GENITALIUM, RNA
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