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. 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).
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.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
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
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
ThinPrep PreservCyt solution: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: Unacceptable
APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube:
Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 12 months  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
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. Per 2014 CDC recommendations, this test does not include confirmation of positive results by an alternative nucleic acid target.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87491;87591
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060733C. trachomatis by TMA, ThinPrep43304-5
0060735N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, ThinPrep43305-2
2005507Specimen Source31208-2
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Aliases
  • Chlamydia and GC TMA panel
  • CT/GC TMA ThinPrep
  • Gonorrhea ThinPrep
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • STD Panel
  • STI Panel