Both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae may infect the anal/rectal canal of sexually active individuals. Detection of this organism may be important for determining the risk for disease progression or transmission.
Use the APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (white label) or
the APTIMA Vaginal Collection or Multi-Test Collection (orange label).
Insert the small, blue shafted collection swab (Unisex kit, NOT the
larger white shafted cleansing swab) or the small, pink shafted swab
(Vaginal kit) approximately 3-5 cm into the rectum. Rotate swab
against the rectal wall at least 3 times. Withdraw the swab
carefully. Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be
discarded and the collection repeated. Remove the cap from the swab
specimen transport tube and immediately place the swab into the
transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line.
Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly, label and ship to
Reported (Analytical Time)
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: Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) Reject Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with Non-APTIMA(R) swabs; Specimens in broken containers; Swab submitted in M4 transport media; Swab submitted in Viral Culture Media (VCM)