Test Name: Gonorrhea
Methodology: DNA - Roche Cobas
This assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test that utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of Neisseria gonorrhea (NG). Testing is also available in combination with Chlamydia.
Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• BD eSwab
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit"
Storage and Transport
Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days
Specimen Rejection Criteria
Turn Around Time (TAT): 2 - 4 Days
CPT Codes*: 87591
*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.