CHLAMYDIA/NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE RNA, TMA, RECTAL

Specimen Required
Send rectal swab in Aptima® Combo 2 Transport Media.
Use the APTIMA® Unisex Swab specimen collection kit (white label) or the APTIMA® Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit (orange label). Insert the small, blue shafted collection swab (Unisex kit, NOT the larger white shafted cleansing swab) or the small, pink shafted collection swab (Vaginal kit) approximately 3-5 cm into the rectum. Rotate swab against the rectal wall at least 3 times. Withdraw the swab carefully. Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly, label and ship to the lab.

Rejection Criteria
Transport tubes with 2 swabs, transport tubes with non-aptima swabs, broken containers, swabs in M4 media, swabs in viral culture media.

Methodology
Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Stability
Room temperture: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeCNREC
CPT-4 Code (s)
87491, 87591
LOINC Codes
Chlamydia trachomatis TMA, Rectal   43304-5  
Neisseria gonorrhoeae TMA, Rectal   43305-2  

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