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Test Name:Chlamydia trachomatis & Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Miscellaneous Sources
Test Number:LAB9009
Collect:APTIMA Unisex Swab (Eye, Rectal, Ocular or Oral)
MAYO Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube (Peritoneal Fluid)
Container:Aptima Unisex Swab or
MAYO - Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube
Processing:Submit entire specimen
Transport/Stability:Refrigerated (preferred)
Ambient - OK
Frozen - OK
Alternate Names:GCM
Performing Lab:Mayo Medical Labs (PR841); R-MM
Days Set Up:Mo- Sa
Expected TAT:1- 2 days
Ref. Ranges:Negative
Processing Details:
This is a combined test - the Chlamydia trachomatis (MCRNA) & the Neisseria gonorrhoeae (MGRNA) should be used when there is only ONE sample and the specimen source is the same.
Individual tests may be ordered if only one of the two is requested.
This test is used for specimens that are not FDA approved for this assay. Acceptable non-FDA-approved specimen types are ocular, oral/throat, anal or rectal swabs, and peritoneal fluid.
Specimens sent with no swab, two swabs, or non Gen-Probe swabs will be rejected.
NAT collection devices will be rejected..
Collection Instructions
Method:Transcription Mediated Amplification
CPT Codes:87491 (Chlamydia)
87591 (Neisseria)
Supply Connection:Aptima Unisex Swab Kit
Additional Information: Micro/Virology Eye Collection Device Chart
Date Created:03/28/2008
Revised Date:11/07/2014