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Chlamydia trachomatis / Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code P704
Test group STD
Performed by Microbiology
In House Availability Test performed Monday - Friday
Method Target capture, transcription mediated amplification, and dual kinetic assay technologies.
Collection Instructions Swab collection kits are available from Material Services (Unisex swab PMM# 399818, Vaginal swab PMM# 59046 ). Do not use expired swab collection kits.

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Container type
Endocervical, male urethral, rectal, and throat Gen-Probe Aptima Unisex swab collection kit
Vaginal Gen-Probe Aptima vaginal swab collection kit
Urine Urine cup
Amount to Collect
Swab samples One swab
Urine 3-40 mL
Sample type Endocervical swab, male urethral swab, rectal swab, throat swab, vaginal swab or first-void urine
Preferred volume
Swab samples One swab
Urine 3-40 mL
Min. Volume
Swab samples One swab
Urine 3 mL
UCSF Rejection Criteria Other sample types, improperly collected specimens, leaky specimens with <1700 µL fluid in the transport tube, expired specimen collection kit used, cleaning swab (white shaft) submitted in the transport tube
Processing notes If a call is received from a clinician or clinic because there is concern for sexual abuse, refer them to Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center at SFGH (415)206-8386. RNs are on call 24 hours.

· Enter urine volume in SDES.
· If first void urine is not specified as the sample type, or if midstream urine, enter code UMSNO in SREQ.
· Place barcode label vertically at the top of the transport tube label.
· Transfer 2 mL urine to Urine Specimen Transport Tube on receipt at China Basin. The proper fill level should be noted between the black fill lines on the transport tube label.
· Refrigerate samples.

LGV PCR on rectal swab
· Order Microbiology Test Not Listed in Apex (P319).
· Collect 2 swabs, one in VHM and the other in APTIMA Unisex swab collection kit.
· Send to SFDPH for testing.
· Freeze VHM at -70°C if not sent within 72 hrs.

Normal range
Chlamydia Not detected
N. gonorrhoeae Not detected
Synonyms STD, Sexually transmitted disease; GC; Gonorrhoeae; N gonorrhoeae; CT/GC RNA
Swabs Room temperature or Refrigerated 2 months
Urine Refrigerated 1 day
Turn around times 1 - 4 days
CPT coding 87491, 87591
LDT or Mod FDA? Yes
Last Updated 7/1/2016 6:16:50 PM
Entry Number 1580
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