Days Set Up
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday
Analytic Time

Tuesday-Friday and Sunday TAT 1 day
Specimens received on Friday or Sunday afternoon TAT 2 days

MiChart Code
Chlamydia Trachomatis/Neisseria Gonorrhoeae oral
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Chlamydia trachomatis RNA Amplification
CT RNA Amplification
GC RNA Amplification
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA Amplification

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).

Test Usage

Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in male or female oral / throat specimens.

Reference Range


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements


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).

Vaginal Aptima Swab Kit
Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab

Billing Information

CPT Code
87491, 87591
Pro Fee Code

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.