Test Details

Mnemonic

SWCN

Ordering Code

3723400

CPT-4 Code(s)

Chlamydia: 87491; Gonorrhoeae: 87591

Specimen Information

Patient Preparation

Patients should not urinate within 1 hour of collection. Female patients should not cleanse labial area prior to collection.

Collect

Surepath™

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL SurePath™ Preservative Fluid refrigerated in a Aptima® transfer tube (green label). Specimen must be transferred to Aptima® tube within 4 days of collection.
Specimen may also be sent in Aptima® Vaginal collection tube (orange label) or Aptima® Unisex colleciton tube (white label).

Alternate Specimen

ThinPrep® (PreservCyt): Send 1.0 mL fluid in Aptima® transport tube (green label) or Aptima® Vaginal collection tube (orange label) or Aptima ® Unisex collection tube (white label).

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Stability

Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology

Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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