Test Name: Gonorrhea

Methodology: RNA - Hologic Panther

Test Description

This assay is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test that utilizes target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Neisseria gonorrhea (NG). Testing is also available in combination with Chlamydia detection.

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 mL of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab
• APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube

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
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 14 days containing SurePath™ aliquot, 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot
•APTIMA® Unisex Swab: 30 days
•APTIMA® Vaginal Swab: 30 days
•APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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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.