CHLAMYDIA/N. GONORRHOEAE AND T. VAGINALLIS RNA, QUAL, TMA, PAP VIAL

Specimen Required
Send 0.5 mL of SurePath® preservative fluid (0.5 mL minimum) collected in Aptima® Vaginal collection kit (orange label) or Aptima Unisex collection kit/white label with purple writing or Aptima transfer tube (green label). The source (ThinPrep® or SurePath®) MUST be written on the label. Send refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
1.0 mL PreservCyt® Preservative (ThinPrep®) placed in Aptima Vaginal Collection tube (orange label) or Aptima Specimen Transfer tube (green label) or Aptima Unisex collection tube (White label with purple writing) and send refrigerated. The source (ThinPrep® or SurePath®) MUST be written on the label.

Methodology
Transcription - Mediated Amplification

Stability
SurePath™
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
ThinPrep®
Room temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeCNTMA
CPT-4 Code (s)
87491, 87591, 87661
LOINC Codes
Chlamydia trachomatis RNA, TMA: 43304-5
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA: 43305-2
Trichomonas vaginalis, QL TMA, PAP Vial: 46154-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory