Test directory: Chlamydia/GC TMA, Throat

Ordering Code7162
Test NameChlamydia/GC TMA, Throat
AliasC. trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA, Throat
Preferred SpecimenThroat Swab
Preferred ContainerAPTIMA Combo 2 Transport Media
Other Specimen/ContainerAPTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit, APTIMA Vaginal
Swab Specimen Collection kit, APTIMA Multi-Test Collection kit
Collection InstructionsUse swab included in APTIMA collection kit, other swabs are not acceptable. Indicate source on requisition. Testing is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 30 Days
Refrigerated: 30 Days
Frozen: 30 Days
Rejection CriteriaTransport tubes with 2 swabs, Transport tubes with non-APTIMA swabs, M4 or Viral Culture Media (VCM)
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyTranscription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Chlamydia trachomatis TMA, ThroatALLSee report.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae TMA, ThroatALLSee report.