DNA Amplification by Strand Displacement Amplification
Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in male or female rectal specimens.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Adequate specimen collection is important. Mucoid specimens may cause inhibition of the assay. Some feminine sprays, powders, spermicidal agents, and lubricants may interfere with the assay and should not be used prior to specimen collection. A negative result does not exclude the possibility of infection. Predictive value of test will vary depending on disease prevalence. Nucleic acids may persist for up to 4 weeks following appropriate antimicrobial therapy.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Friday
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White shaft cleaning swabs, wooden swabs, or Calgiswabs are not acceptable. BD Eswabs are not acceptable.
This assay should not be used for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal investigations.
A single swab can be used for both Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Amplification if both tests are requested. Transport tubes will be held for 1 week. Additional testing for Chlamydia trachomatis may be requested by contacting the MLabs Client Services Center.