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11362: Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA Print View
N. Gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA   Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 APTIMA (Unisex Swab) 3 (2) mL   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
2 PreservCyt(ThinPrep) 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  
3 Vaginal (Aptima Vag Swb) 3 (2) mL   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Urethral Swab - Male   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
  Urine (Aptima Transport)   Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 30 Day(s)  
  SurePath Preserv Fluid   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  Swab - Endocervical   Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  

For the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in endocervical and male urethral specimens or urine from men and women.

Labs performing cytology: Aliquot PreservCyt(R) or SurePath(R)
solution before performance of liquid base cytology testing.

PerservCyt(R): Transfer 1 mL of PreservCyt(R) solution into
APTIMA(R) Specimen Transfer Tube (green label) or APTIMA(R)
Vaginal Collection Tube (orange label). Ship to lab.

SurePath(R): SurePath(R) fluid must be transferred to APTIMA(R) STM
within 4 days of collection.
Transfer 0.5 mL of SurePath(R) preservative
fluid to APTIMA(R) Specimen Transfer Tube (green label) or APTIMA(R)
Vaginal Collection Tube (orange label). Ship to lab.

Endocervical or urethral swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R)
Combo 2 Assay Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit. In females, to
insure collection of cells infected with N. gonorrhoeae, columnar
epithelial cells lining the endocervix should be obtained.
To that effect, excess mucus should be removed prior to sampling.

Vaginal swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R) Combo 2 Assay
Vaginal Swab Collection Kit.

Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to
collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area
prior to providing the specimen. Direct patient to provide a
first-catch urine (a maximum of 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream)
into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. 2 mL of
urine specimen must be transferred into the APTIMA(R) Specimen
Transport within 24 hours of collection.
Use tube provided in the urine specimen collection kit for
urine specimens. The fluid (urine plus transport media) level
in the urine transport tube must fall within the clear pane
on the tube label.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87591

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs; transport tubes with non-APTIMA(R) swabs; specimens in broken containers; swab submitted in M4 transport media.

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Methodology:
Target Capture, Transcription-Mediated Amplification, and Dual Kinetic Assay.






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