GC (Gonococcus) Amplified DNA Probe GCAT
|Method(s)||Amplified DNA Probe|
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.
Ambient (20-25ºC). Also acceptable: Refrigerated (2-8ºC).
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.
1. Aptima Collector = 2-30°C, 60 days, Frozen -20º to -70ºC.
1. Collectors other than Hologic Aptima collector with swabs other than specified from the collection kit.
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.
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified DNA Probe.