554 CT/NG (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

Schedule

Turn-Around Time

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 detect chlamydia and/or gonorrhea infection.

CPT Codes

87491, 87591

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