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 (CTNG) by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) with Reflex to CT/NG Confirmation (2011164).

Mnemonic
CG MATP
Methodology

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
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 14 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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87491; 87591

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060733 C. trachomatis by TMA, ThinPrep 43304-5
0060735 N. gonorrhoeae by TMA, ThinPrep 43305-2
2005507 Specimen Source 31208-2
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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
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA), ThinPrep