Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA), ThinPrep
Ordering Recommendation
Can be used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in ThinPrep specimens.
Transcription-Mediated Amplification
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Cervical brush in ThinPrep transport Pap Test Media. Refer to "Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD" under Specimen Handling at for specific specimen collection and transport instructions.  
Specimen Preparation
Vortex Pap Test media and transfer a 1 mL aliquot to APTIMA Combo 2 transport media (ARUP supply #42711). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. To reduce the potential for contamination, ThinPrep specimens should be poured off, using sterile technique, into the APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube prior to Cytology Testing.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimens from patients that are less than 16 years of age.  
Specimen source is required.  
Specimen in ThinPrep media: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
Specimen in APTIMA transport media: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 12 months  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Positive results are confirmed using an alternative nucleic acid target in accordance with CDC guidelines. See: Screening Tests To Detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections-2002. (

This test is intended for medical purposes only and is not valid for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other forensic purposes. In certain contexts, culture may be required to meet applicable laws and regulations for diagnosis of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae infections.  
The performance of this test has not been evaluated in adolescents less than 16 years of age. Specimens must be collected in ThinPrep transport PapTest media and transferred to APTIMA Combo 2 transport media.
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060733C. trachomatis by TMA, ThinPrep
0060735N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, ThinPrep
2005507Specimen Source
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