552 Gonorrhea (Donor: Gen-probe) TMA (NAT)

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
First-catch Urine
  or
GYN Fluid
7 Days, Ambient Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: First-catch Urine (approx. 20-30 mL)
Container: APTIMA Urine Collection Kit
Temperature: Refrigerated
  or
Alternate Specimen: GYN Fluid
Container: APTIMA Unisex Swab
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Target Capture, TMA: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (NAT) and Dual Kinetic Assay (DKA). This test is to be used for clinical purposes only. It should not be regarded as investigational nor for research. Pathology, Inc. is certified under CLIA as qualified to perform high-complexity testing.

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Transfer 2 mL of the urine sample into the Aptima Urine Specimen Transport tube within 24 hours of collection. NOTE: Make sure that urine falls between the black fill level lines on the Aptima tube.

Clinical Utility

To screen for or diagnose an infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea

CPT Codes

87591

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