Test directory: Chlamydia/GC PCR, Urine or Genital

Ordering Code183
Test NameChlamydia/GC PCR, Urine or Genital
AliasC. trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoea PCR
Profile Contains
Preferred SpecimenFemale: Vaginal Swab (Cobas PCR swab sample kit)
Male: Urine (Cobas PCR Urine sample kit)
Preferred Container1 VM (Viral (M4 Media))
Optimum VolumeUrine: 6mL,
Endocervical Swab: 1 Swab,
Urine in the Cobas PCR urine sample media: Entire Specimen,
Swabs in the Cobas PCR Female Swab sample kit or UTM: Entire
Specimen
Collection InstructionsEndocervical Swab, Male Urethral Swab or Urine: Use the swabs provided in the Cobas PCR Female Swab Sample kit or UTM collection kits. Do NOT use cotton swabs, wood-shafted or aluminum-shafted swabs. Indicate source on requistion
Endocervical: Remove excess mucous & blood from the cervix using the larger swab provided with the kits and discard swab. Insert the second swab in the endocervix and rotate for 3-5 seconds
Place swab in the Cobas PCR Female Swab Sample kit or UTM collection kits, breaking the shaft so that the tube can be closed securely
Male Urethral: Patient should NOT have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection. Insert the small-tipped specimen swab 2-4 cm into the urethra and rotate for 3-5 seconds
Place swab in the UTM media, breaking the shaft so that the tube can be closed securely
Urine: Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection. Collect first portion of a voided urine in a sterile polypropylene container. Requires a separate urine container for this test (cannot be shared with non-PCR). Indicate source on requisition.
Handling InstructionsEndocervical or Male Urethral Swab: Refrigerate immediately if collected in UTM
Urine: Urine must be transferred to a Cobas PCR urine sample kit.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Vaginal Swab in UTM: Refrigerated, Urine in the Cobas urine
sample media: Ambient, Swabs in the Cobas PCR Female Swab Sample
Kit: Ambient
Airline: Urine: Refrigerated, Vaginal Swab in UTM: Refrigerated,
Urine in the Cobas urine sample media: Ambient, Swabs in the
Cobas PCR Female Swab sample kit: Ambient
Specimen StabilityUrine: Ambient: 1 Day, Refrigerated: 7 Days, Frozen: 1 Month
Vaginal Swab in UTM: Ambient: 1 Hour, Refrigerated: 7 Days,
Frozen: 1 Month
Urine in the Cobas urine sample media: Ambient: 12 Months
Swabs in the Cobas PCR Female Swab sample kit: Ambient: 12 Months
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time3 Days

Reference range(s) for Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
Chlamydia, PCRALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE

Reference range(s) for Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
GC, PCRALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE