Tuesday-Friday and Sunday TAT 1 day
Specimens received on Friday or Sunday afternoon TAT 2 days
Chlamydia trachomatis RNA Amplification
CT RNA Amplification
GC RNA Amplification
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA Amplification
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Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in male or female oral / throat specimens.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Use the APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection Kit. 1. Using a tongue depressor, insert the small, blue shaft collection swab (NOT the larger white shaft cleaning swab) and vigorously rub the tonsils and the posterior pharynx. 2. Carefully remove the swab without touching any area of the mouth. 3. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the swab into the transport tube. 4. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line. 5. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly and label with two identifiers. Store and transport at room temperature or refrigerated (up to 30 days).