Sexually Transmitted Disease Panel 1 by Transcription-Mediated Amplification
Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis in variety of specimens.

Qualitative Transcription-Mediated Amplification
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
MultiTest Swab or ThinPrep Collection: Patient must be 14 years of age or older. 
Vaginal specimen collected with pink swab from Aptima MultiTest Swab Collection kit (ARUP supply #55224 PK/50 or #55229 PK/10) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Also acceptable: Cervical specimen collected with blue swab from Aptima Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (ARUP supply #28907 PK/50 or #54555 PK/10), first catch urine in sterile container or cervical brush in ThinPrep Pap test collection kit.
Refer to "Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD" under Specimen Handling at for specific specimen collection and transport instructions. 
Specimen Preparation
Swab: Place swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Urine: Transfer 2 mL urine within 24 hours to Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube (ARUP supply #28908 PK/50 or #54556 PK/10). Liquid level must be between fill lines on tube.
ThinPrep: Vortex ThinPrep PreservCyt solution and transfer 1 mL to an Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube (ARUP supply #42711). 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Large white swab included in Aptima Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit is for preparatory cleaning of the endocervix and is unacceptable for testing. Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimen in swab transport media without a swab. 
Specimen source is required. 
MultiTest or Unisex Swab: Ambient: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 1 year
Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year
Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 year
ThinPrep: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Reference Interval:Effective May 21, 2012
Test Number
Reference Interval
0060243Chlamydia trachomatis by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)Negative
0060244Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)Negative
2005506Trichomonas vaginalis by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)Negative.

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Hotline History
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060243C. trachomatis by TMA43304-5
0060244N. gonorrhoeae by TMA43305-2
0060755APTIMA Media Type74384-9
2005507Specimen Source31208-2
2005508T. vaginalis by TMA46154-1
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