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GC and Chlamydia Rectal/Throat/Eye (Aptima Probe)

Test Number: 5560335
Revision Date 07/08/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Chlamydia trachomatis DNA Rectal/Throat/Eye (Aptima Probe)
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 43304-5 
Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Rectal/Throat/Eye (Aptima Probe)
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 24111-7 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions Swab APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection kit Refrigerated
Instructions APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection kit - is the Preferred Specimen Type for ALL specimen collection sources.
Collect rectal, pharyngeal, or eye specimen with APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit.
As an alternative, Multitest Swab is acceptable for Rectal and Pharyngeal. Multitest Swab is unacceptable for eye.
Place blue swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Specimen source and Collection Media type is required.
Unacceptable Conditions: Large white swab included in APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit is for preparatory cleaning of the endocervix and is unacceptable for testing. Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimens in swab transport media without a swab.
Stability: Swab in APTIMA Swab Specimen Transport Tube: Ambient: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 1 year.
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 1-4 Days after test set up  
Clinical Use This test is to be used only for the collection of Rectal, Pharyngeal, or Eye specimens.
For Urine, Vaginal Swab, Male Urethral Swab, or Cervial Brush in ThinPrep Pap See the appropriate test below.
Urine Specimen: CT Urine [6910129Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae Urine - TMA 
Swab Specimen: CT Swab [6910127Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae Swab - TMA  
ThinPrep Specimen: CT PAP [6910125Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae PAP - TMA 
Notes Prompt: [6904843] APTIMA Transport Media Type
Prompt: [6904845] Specimen Source

Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 60241
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CPT Code(s) 87491; 87591
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