Can be used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in ThinPrep specimens. This test does not include confirmation of positive results by an alternative nucleic acid target. If confirmation of positive results by an alternate nucleic acid target is required, refer to Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) with Confirmation (2011164).
- Patient Preparation
- Cervical specimen with the ThinPrep Pap Test Collection Kit. 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 ThinPrep PreservCyt solution and transfer 1 mL to an APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube (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.
- ThinPrep PreservCyt solution: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 12 months
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0060733||C. trachomatis by TMA, ThinPrep||43304-5|
|0060735||N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, ThinPrep||43305-2|
- Chlamydia and GC TMA panel
- CT/GC TMA ThinPrep
- Gonorrhea ThinPrep
- Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
- STD Panel
- STI Panel