Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in variety of 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 (CTNG) by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) with Reflex to CT/NG Confirmation (2011164).

Mnemonic
CGAMD
Methodology

Qualitative Transcription-Mediated Amplification

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-4 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

MultiTest Swab: Patient must be 14 years of age or older.

Collect

Vaginal, throat, or rectal specimen collected with pink swab from Aptima MultiTest Swab Specimen Collection kit (ARUP supply #55224 PK/50 or #55229 PK/10) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Also acceptable: Cervical, eye or male urethral specimen collected with blue swab from Aptima Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (ARUP supply #28907 PK/50 or #54555 PK/10) or first catch urine in a sterile container.
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

Swab: Place swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Urine: Transfer 2 mL urine within 24 hours to an Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube (ARUP supply #28908 PK/50 or 54556 PK/10). Liquid level must be between fill lines on tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Large white swab included in Aptima Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit is for preparatory cleaning of the endocervix and is unacceptable for testing. Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimens in swab transport media without a swab.

Remarks

Specimen source is required.

Stability

MultiTest Swab or Unisex Swab: Ambient: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 1 year
Aptima Urine Specimen Transport Tube: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
0060243 Chlamydia trachomatis by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) Negative
0060244 Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) 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.

Compliance Category

Depends on Specimen/Source/Method

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87491; 87591

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060243 C. trachomatis by TMA 43304-5
0060244 N. gonorrhoeae by TMA 43305-2
0060755 APTIMA Media Type 74384-9
2005507 Specimen Source 31208-2
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Aliases
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea panel
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea PCR
  • Combo 2
  • CT/GC PCR
  • CT/NG PCR
  • NAA
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)