GC (Gonococcus)/Chlamydia/Trichomonas Amplified DNA Probe GCTAT

Method(s) Amplified DNA Probe
Specimen Required
Collect

Endocervical, vaginal or urethral scrapings (GC and Chlamydia only) collected with Hologic Aptima collector, urine. See specimen collection instructions in links below.

Transport

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

Remarks

1. The urine specimen must be a first-void, not midstream, and wipes should NOT be used. 30-40 cc of urine can be submitted in a sterile container if received in the laboratory within 24 hours of collection. An Aptima Urine Transport Tube collection device should be used only for urine specimens that cannot be delivered to the laboratory within 24 hours.

2. Hologic Male & Female Swabs (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.

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. Collection devices other than Hologic Aptima or other than specified from the collection kit. 2. Hologic Aptima swabs with the white shaft (to be discarded). See remarks and notes. 3. Urethral or urine on a male patient.

Schedule GC/Chl: Mon-Fri; Trich: Thursdays Only
Billing Code 3010386
CPTCode 87591-GC, 87491-Chlamydia, 87798-Trichomonas
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

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

No Appointment Necessary
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