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Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Nucleic Acid Amplification (HOLOGIC), Varies

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Test Description
Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Nucleic Acid Amplification (HOLOGIC), Varies
Synonym(s)
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Amplified RNA
Test ID
GCRNA
General Information
Useful for:
Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Specimen Type
Swab
Alternate Specimen Type
Endocervix, Vaginal, Urethra (Males Only), Urine (Males and Females), ThinPrep Specimen (Endocervix)
Specimen Requirements
Aptima
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Aptima - See collection instructions
Stability
Refrigerated (preferred) APTIMA VIAL
Ambient APTIMA VIAL
Frozen APTIMA VIAL
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Midstream urine specimen Overfilled or underfilled urine
transport tubes Specimen collected into a SurePath
device Transport tubes containing a cleaning swab or
more than 1 swab
Methodology
Transcription Mediated Amplification
Estimated TAT
1-3 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
87591
Minimum Sample Volume
Endocervix in PreservCyt: 1mL
Urine: 2 mL
Swabs (Endocervical, Urethral, Vaginal): Entire collection
Reference Range
Negative
Performing Lab
Mayo
LOINC Code(s)
31208-2, 43305-2