SurePath media is not preferred when testing for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by transcription-mediated amplification (TMA). Use of transport media other than Aptima specimen collection kit may result in reduced sensitivity. The preferred test is Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) (0060241) or 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 brush in SurePath liquid-based 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 SurePath media and transfer 1 mL to APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube (ARUP supply #42711) within 24 hours of collection. Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. To reduce the potential for contamination, SurePath 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.
- SurePath Media: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 1 week
APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube: Ambient: 2 weeks; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 1 month
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2001552||C. trachomatis by TMA, SurePath||50387-0|
|2001553||N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, SurePath||50388-8|
- Chlamydia and GC TMA panel
- CT/GC TMA SurePath
- Gonorrhea SurePath
- Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)