Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA), ThinPrep
0060734
 
Ordering Recommendation
Can be used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in ThinPrep specimens.
Mnemonic
CG MATP
Methodology
Transcription-Mediated Amplification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Cervical brush in ThinPrep transport Pap Test Media. Refer to "Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD" under Specimen Handling at www.aruplab.com 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
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimens from patients that are less than 16 years of age.  
Remarks
Specimen source is required.  
Stability
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
Negative
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. (http://www.cdc.gov/std/LabGuidelines/rr5115.pdf)

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.
Note
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)
87491;87591
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0060733C. trachomatis by TMA, ThinPrep
0060735N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, ThinPrep
2005507Specimen Source
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • Chlamydia and GC TMA panel
  • CT/GC TMA ThinPrep
  • Gonorrhea ThinPrep
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • STD Panel
  • STI Panel