Test Details



Ordering Code


CPT-4 Code(s)


Specimen Information


Variable specimen types

Specimen Preparation

Endocervical swab, first catch urine, rectal swab, oropharyngeal swab.
Swab specimens must be collected using the Alinity m Multi-Collect Collection Kit. Urine specimens must be first catch and the swab can be discarded. Patients should not have urinated more than 1 hour prior

Alternate Specimen

Urine may be collected in an screw capped plastic container but must be transferred to the Alinity m Multi-Collect collection kit with 24 hours.

Minimum Volume

Determined by specimen type

Transport Temperature

Specimen in Multi-Collect tubes should be shipped refrigerated.

Rejection Criteria

Specimens submitted with the white cleaning swab or with two swabs. Swabs in any media (e.g., M4, UTM, or Aptima media) other than the Alinity m Multi-Collect Collection Kit. Urine specimens where the liquid level in the urine transport tube does not fall within the clear fill window of the transport tube label (do not overfill). Urine specimens in sterile in sterile containers that have exceeded the 24 hour stability. Specimens collected in liquid cytology containers or media will not be tested.
Male urethral swab


Swab/urine in Multi-Collect
Room temperature: 14 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 60 days
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 24 hours
Frozen: 4 days


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reference Range

Not detected

Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory