GC (Gonococcus) Amplified DNA Probe GCAT

Method(s) Amplified DNA Probe
Specimen Required
Collect

Endocervical, vaginal or urethral scrapings collected with Hologic Aptima collector, urine. See specimen collection instructions in links below.

Note: The Hologic Aptima collector can be used for eye, rectal or oral/throat specimens, which will be referred to a reference lab.

Transport

Ambient (20-25ºC). Also acceptable: Refrigerated (2-8ºC).

Remarks

1. Urine specimen must be a first void, not midstream, and cleansing wipes should NOT be used. Urine must be received by the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
2. Hologic Aptima Collection Kit: The swab with the white shaft is for removing mucus from the cervical area and the swab with the blue shaft is for specimen and collection testing.
3. Hologic Aptima Multitest Swab Collection Kit: Use for vaginal self-collect specimens. Always use the swab that comes with the kit.

Stability

1. Aptima Collector = 2-30°C, 60 days, Frozen -20º to -70ºC.
2. First void urine in sterile cup = 2-30°C, 24 hours.
3. Urine in Aptima Urine Collector = 2-30ºC, 30 days, Frozen -20 to -70ºC, 12 months.

Unacceptable Conditions

1. Collectors other than Hologic Aptima collector with swabs other than specified from the collection kit.
2. Hologic Aptima collectors submitted with the swab with the white shaft.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 3010318
CPTCode 87591
Notes

A GC culture must be performed on specimens for rape and abuse cases or specimens other than cervical, urethral, or urine.

1. Urine specimen must be a first void, not midstream, and wipes should NOT be used. Urine must be received by the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
2. Hologic Aptima Collection Kit: The swab with the white shaft is for removing mucus from the cervical area and the swab with the blue shaft is for specimen collection.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified DNA Probe.

No Appointment Necessary
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