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7437SW: Chlamydia trachomatis rRNA Detection [TMA] Print View
Chlamydia trachomatis rRNA TMA  Not detected   

1 Gen-Probe (Aptima) Swab 1 (1) mL   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s) Swab of endocervix or male urethra in Gen-probe Aptima Combo 2 media.///See Collection Instructions./// 
  AutoCyte PREP Tube   Room Temperature - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Month(s)  
  Genprobe PACE Swab   Frozen - 2 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
  ThinPrep Vial   Refrigerated - 21 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 21 Day(s) Use ThinPrep Pap Test Collection Kit and endocervical Broom/Brush///collection device./// 
  Gen-Probe (Apt) Vag Swab   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 3 Month(s)  
  SurePath Vial   Refrigerated - 6 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 28 Day(s)  
  M4 Transport Media/Swab   Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  
  Universal Transport Media   Room Temperature - 4 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 4 Day(s)/Frozen - 60 Day(s)  

Swabs with wooden shafts are NOT acceptable.
1. Endocervical swab specimens (Genprobe):
Remove excess mucus from cervical os and surrounding mucosa using
cleaning swab (white shaft). Discard swab. Insert specimen
collection swab (blue shaft) into endocervical canal. Gently rotate
rotate swab clockwise for 10-30 seconds in the endoverical canal to
to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw swab carefully; avoid any
contact with vaginal mucosa. Immediately place specimen collection
swab into transport tube. Carefully break swab shaft at scoreline;
use care to avoid splashing of contents. Re-cap swab specimen
transport tube tightly.
2. Male urethral swab specimens (Genprobe):
Patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to
sample collection. Insert specimen collection swab (blue shaft) 2-4
cm into urethra. Gently rotate swab clockwise for 2-3 seconds in
urethra to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw swab carefully.
Immediately place specimen collection swab into transport tube.
Carefully break swab shaft at scoreline; use care to avoid splashing
of contents. Re-cap swab specimen transport tube tightly.
Collection instructions for PACE samples:
Specimens are collected according to the appropriate instructions
supplied with the PACE Specimen Collection Kits for Endocervical and
Urethral Specimens. Specimens must be assayed with the APTIMA Combo
2 Assay within 60 days of collection.
Specimen Transport & Storage (Genprobe):
After collection, store and transport swab specimen transport tube
at 2-30 C. Assay within 60 days of collection.
Specimens in alternate transport media (M4, ThinPrep,
SurePath, culturette swabs) have been validated
by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute.

Rejection Criteria: BD ProbeTec Vials
Setup Schedule

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 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.

ADDITIONAL COLLECTION INSTRUCTIONS: ThinPrep Pap Test Specimens: Specimens collected using broom-type device and placed in Cytyc PreservCyt Solution for use in making ThinPrep Pap Test slides can be used for CT/GC testing. Collect specimens in routine manner; 4 mL PreservCyt solution required for CT/GC test. PreservCyt specimens stable 3 weeks ambient following collection and prior to processing. APTIMA Vaginal swab specimens (both clinician-collected and patient-collected): 1. Partially peel open the swab package. Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down. Remove the swab. Hold the swab, placing the thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft. 2. Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about two inches past the introitus and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab. 3. Withdraw the swab without touching the skin. 4. While holding the swab in the same hand, unscrew the cap from the tube. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below the tube label. 5. Carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube. NOTES: Due to the sensitivity of the APTIMA TMA assay, reflex testing of samples previously assayed by Gen-Probe PACE is not recommended. Please supply patient's birth date on Test Requisition Form for Public Health Department reporting. See Ur-Sure PLUS, test codes #7438U and #7438SW, if clinically indicated, for the detection of both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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