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GC/Chlamydia Probe - SurePath Pap

Order Name GC/CHL PRB
Test Number: 5560330
Revision Date 07/08/2020
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Probe
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 50388-8 
Chlamydia trachomatis Probe
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 50387-0 
Specimen Source - Prompt
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions PAP specimen SurePath Liquid Pap/APTIMA Transport Tube Refrigerated
Instructions Submit Cervical brush in SurePath liquid-based Pap test Media or Vortex SurePath media and transfer 1 mL to APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube (ARUP supply #42711) within 24 hours of collection. To reduce the potential for contamination, SurePath specimens should be poured off, using sterile technique,into the APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube prior to Cytology Testing.
Transport Refrigerated
Please mark collection and requisition as SurePath Collection
Unacceptable specimens: Specimen FROM A URINE Aptima specimen Transfer Media. Specimens from patients that are less than 16 years of age.
Specimen source is required
Stability: SurePath Media: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week
APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube FROM PAP SUREPATH: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 1-4 Days after test set up  
Notes Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 2001551
Click Here to view information on the ARUP website.
CPT Code(s) 87491; 87591
Lab Section Reference Lab