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N. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Trichomonas, Mycoplasma Genitalium NAAT

  • Vaginal Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)

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

Also Acceptable:
  • 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 specimen.
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: 3 Month(s); 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.

The Aptima Combo 2 Assay is a qualitative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhea (GC).

The Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis Assay is qualitative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis.

The Aptima Mycoplasma genitalium assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the qualitative detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Mycoplasma genitalium. It is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of M. genitalium urogenital infections in male and female patients suspected of M. genitalium infection.
  • 1126 - N. GONORRHEA
  • 1127 - CHLAMYDIA
  • 2827 - TRICHOMONAS
  • 5183 - M. GENITALIUM
  • 1189 - SOURCE
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