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15031: Chlamydia Trachomatis, Tma (alternate Target), Urogenital Print View
CT,TMA (Alt Target), Urogen      

1 Urine (Aptima Transport) 2 (2) mL   Frozen - 12 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 30 Day(s)  
2 Swab - Endocervical 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
3 APTIMA (Unisex Swab) 1 (1) mL   Frozen - 12 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
4 PreservCyt(Aptima Trans.) 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 30 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
5 Vaginal (Aptima Vag Swb) 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
  Urethr Swb(Aptima Unisex)   Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)  

Swabs: Swabs MUST be submitted in APTIMA(R) Vaginal Swab Specimen
Collection kit or Multi-Test collection kit, or Unisex Swab Specimen
Collection tube. Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R) Specimen
Collection Kits for Vaginal, Endocervical and Urethral Swab Specimens
package insert. In females, to ensure collection of adequate specimen,
columnar epithelial cells lining the Endocerix should be obtained. To
that effect, excess mucus should be removed prior to sampling by using
the white shaft cleaing swab which is discarded after use.

Collection Container:APTIMA(R) Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit or
Multi-Test collection kit, or Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit.

Urine: Urine MUST be submitted in APTIMA(R) Urine Specimen Collection
tube within 24 hours of collection. The patient should not have
urinated for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Direct
patient to provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20-30 mL of the
initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any
preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in
specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. Female patients
should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.
Thus, a urine sample collected from a female for Chlamydia/GC TMA
cannot be collected at the same voiding event as the urine which
would be intended for bacterial culture. Remove the cap of the
APTIMA(R) Urine Specimen Collection tube and transfer 2 mL of urine
into the urine specimen transport tube using the disposable
pipette provided.
The correct volume of urine has been added when the fluid level is
between the black lines within the clear pane of the urine specimen
transport tube label.

Collection Container: APTIMA(R) Urine Specimen Collection Kit.

PreservCyt(R)(ThinPrep(R)): Transfer 1 mL of PreservCyt(R)(Thin
Prep(R)) solution into APTIMA(R)
Specimen Transfer tube (green label) or APTIMA(R)
Setup Schedule

Reported (Analytical Time)
2 days

CPT Code

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.

Methodology: Target Capture, Transcription-Mediated Amplification and Hybridization Protection Assay
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Reject Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Non-APTIMA transport tubes and swabs; transport tubes containing white cleaning swabs; over or underfilled APTIMA urine tubes

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