Tuesday-Friday and Sunday TAT 1 day
Specimens received on Friday or Sunday afternoon TAT 2 days
CT RNA Amplification
Chlamydia trachomatis RNA Amplification
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA Amplification
GC RNA Amplification
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Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in male or female rectal 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. Insert the small, blue shaft collection swab (NOT the larger white shaft cleaning swab) approximately 3-5 cm into the rectum. Rotate swab against the rectal wall at least 3 times. 2. Withdraw the swab carefully. Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated. 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).