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Chlamydia trachomatis, DNA, NAAT

Lab Section: 

Microbiology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB260

 

Methodology: 

Target amplification nucleic acid Probe

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

48 Hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 swab Gen-Probe Aptima Collection Kit or Aptima Unisex acceptable.
Urine is to be collected in the Aptima Urine Collection Kit or sterile container. Genital, throat & rectal swabs MUST be collected with the Aptima Unisex Collection Kit.
Acceptable sources: Genital, Throat, Rectal, Urine

Transport: Urine samples not in Aptima collection kit must be received within 24 hours

Unacceptable conditions: Specimen collected with either the cleansing swab or a non-Aptima swab and urine Aptima collection tubes filled ABOVE the fill line

 

Notes: 

For Swab Collection: 2 swabs are included. For Genital samples, the white swab is a cleansing swab and should NOT be included in the tube with the blue sample swab. The blue swab should be used to collect Throat and Rectal swabs.

Positive results for patients age 13 and under are reflexed to an alternate target assay for confirmation.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87491

Last Changed: 

12/28/2016 13:46:37

Last Reviewed: 

8/23/2017 3:19:53 PM