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Gonorrhea, Neisseria

Synonym(s):

NG, GC, gonococcus, Aptima

Specimen Type:

Endocervical collection, vaginal collection, male urethral collection, urine collection from male or female

Specimen Collection:

Use Incyte swab, Aptima unisex collection kit, Aptima Multitest Swab, or Aptima Urine Collection Kit.

ThinPrep and SurePath collection is also acceptable, but the CT order must be in place before Pap processing begins.

Collection Procedure:

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Required Information:

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.

Specimen Stability:

Incyte swab specimens are stable for 21 days following initial collection.

Vaginal and unisex swabs are stable for 60 days at ambient temperature after collection. A urine collection is stable for 30 days at ambient temperature preserved in the collection vial.

SurePath and ThinPrep specimens remain stable indefinitely at ambient temperature.

Unacceptable Specimen:

Improper or inadequate patient identification, specimen in expired or incorrect collection vials. In a urine collection, the liquid level must fall between the two black indicator lines on the tube label or the specimen will be rejected. Vials with no swab, swabs that are not part of the collection, and specimens received in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Orders off ThinPrep and SurePath specimens must arrive prior to testing.

Department:

Molecular

Method:

APTIMA Combo 2 nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

Turnaround:

13 business days from receipt

Performed:

Monday–Friday

Retention:

Specimen is retained for 21 days from initial testing

CPT Code:*

87591

Test Code(s):

Aptima:

  • GCCTAPTIMA - Gonorrhea/Chlamydia by Aptima
  • GCAPTIMA - Gonorrhea by Aptima Swab
  • GCURINE - Gonorrhea by Aptima Urine Kit

ThinPrep:

  • TGCCT - Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Only (NO PAP)
  • TPAPGC - Pap w/GC
  • TPAPGCCT - Pap w/GCCT
  • TPAPAGC - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GC
  • TPAPAGCCT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GCCT

SurePath:

  • AGCCT- Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Only (NO PAP)
  • APAPGC - Pap w/GC
  • APAPGCCT - Pap w/GCCT
  • APAPAGC - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GC
  • APAPAGCCT - Pap w/HPV if ASCUS and GCCT

ANALCYTGCCT - Anal Gonorrhea/Chlamydia with cytology 

GCCTI - Gonorrhea/Chlamydia by Incyte Swab

GCCTURINE - Gonorrhea/Chlamydia by Aptima Urine Kit

Notes:

Positive results are reported to the Health Department in accordance with state law.

*The listed CPT codes are for reference use only. Final coding is based on CPT guidelines and individual circumstances.

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