GC (Gonococcus)/Chlamydia Amplified DNA Probe GCCAT

Method(s) Amplified DNA Probe
Specimen Required
Collect

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

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. Gen-Probe 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.

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 Colllector = 2-30ºC, 30 days, Frozen -20 to -70ºC, 12 months.

Unacceptable Conditions

1. Collectors other than Gen-Probe or Gen-Probe collectors with swabs other than those specified in the collection kit.

2. Gen-Probe Aptima collector submitted with the swab with the white shaft.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 3010322
CPTCode 87591-GC, 87491-Chlamydia
Notes

A GC/Chlamydia 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 specimens must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
2. Gen-Probe 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 and testing.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified DNA Probe.

No Appointment Necessary
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