Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
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).
Qualitative Transcription-Mediated Amplification
New York DOH Approval Status
MultiTest Swab: Patient must be 14 years of age or older.
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.
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.
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.
Specimen source is required.
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
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.
Depends on Specimen/Source/Method
|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|
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea panel
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhea PCR
- Combo 2
- CT/GC PCR
- CT/NG PCR
- Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)