Test directory: CT/NG RNA, TMA, Urogenital

Ordering Code5127
Test NameCT/NG RNA, TMA, Urogenital
AliasChlamydia/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Urogenital
Pediatric CT/NG
Preferred SpecimenUrine
Preferred ContainerSterile Container
Other Specimen/Container0.5 mL SurePath (TM) or 1.0 mL ThinPrep (R) preservative fluid collected in APTIMA (R) specimen transfer tube (Green label) or APTIMA (R) Vaginal collection or Multitest collection kit (Orange label), or APTIMA (R) Endocervical or
Urethral Unisex collection kit (White label).
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsThis test will be performed on any patient <14 years of age
Patients >14 years of age should order DLS test code 183

Note: Results from the APTIMA(R) Combo 2 Assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician

The APTIMA(R) Combo 2 Assay is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications

Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen. Direct patient to provide a first-catch urine (a maximum of 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives.
Handling InstructionsUrine specimen must be received in the lab on the same day of collection to ensure that urine is transferred into the required collection kit

International: Urine must be transferred into the APTIMA(R) urine specimen collection kit within 24 hours of collection prior to sending specimen to Sendouts.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilitySurepath in APTIMA transport:
Ambient: 14 Days
Refrigerated: 14 Days
Frozen: Unacceptable
ThinPrep in APTIMA transport:
Ambient: 14 Days
Refrigerated: 30 Days
Frozen: 1 Year
Urine or Swabs in APTIMA transport:
Ambient: 30 Days
Refrigerated: 30 Days
Frozen: 1 Year
Rejection CriteriaTransport tubes with 2 swabs, Transport tubes with Non-
APTIMA (R) swabs, Specimens in broken containers, Swab submitted in M4 transport media, over or under filled
APTIMA (R) urine tubes.
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days
MethodologyTarget Capture, Transcription-Mediated Amplification, and
Dual Kinetic Assay
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
CtrachomatisRNA, TMA, UrogALLSee report.
NgonorrhoeaeRNA, TMA, UrogALLSee report.