Test Name: Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Methodology: PCR

Test Description

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Specimen Requirements

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
V=•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 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.