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Test Code NGAMP Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Amplification

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

RNA Amplification  APTIMA®

Reference Values

Not detected

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87591

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

GEN-PROBE® Collection Kit supplied must be used to collect patient specimens for this test.

 

 

 

Endocervix (Females Only)
1. Obtain specimen using a  APTIMA® swab specimen transport tube.
2. Remove excess mucus with second swab and discard.
3. Insert swab and rotate for 15 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling.
3. Return swab to viral transport media to ensure specimen preservation.
3. Label tube with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
4. Send specimen refrigerated.
5. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note:  1. Grossly bloody specimen is not recommended.

2. Eye specimen is not acceptable.

3. Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

 

Urethra (Males Only)

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
2. Insert small-tipped specimen swab 2 cm to 4 cm into urethra, and rotate swab for 3 to 5 seconds to ensure adequate sampling.
3. Return swab to viral transport media to ensure specimen preservation.
4. Label tube with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
5. Send specimen refrigerated.
6. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note:  1. Grossly bloody specimen is not recommended.

2. Eye specimen is not acceptable.

3. Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

 

Urine

1. Patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection.
2. Patient should collect 2 mL of urine into a  APTIMA® urine specimen transport tube.

3. Label tube with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.
4. Send specimen refrigerated.
5. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note:  1. Grossly bloody specimen is not recommended.

2. Eye specimen is not acceptable.

3. Specimen source is required on request form for processing.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

 

 

TAT:  72 hours

Computer Interface Code

PDM # 6350485