Test Overview

Test Methodology

DNA Amplification by Strand Displacement Amplification

Test Usage

Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoea in male or female urine specimens.

Reference Range*

Negative

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

Test Limitations

Adequate specimen collection is important. Test should be performed on a first catch random urine specimen. 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.

Test Details

Days Test Performed

Monday - Friday

Analytic Time

1 day

Soft Order Code

GCU

Synonyms

Synonyms

NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE DNA, UR

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Laboratory

Microbiology

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Specimen Requirements

Rejection Criteria

BD Eswabs are not acceptable.

Contraindication

This assay should not be used for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal investigations.

Normal Volume

2 - 3 mL urine in UPT or sterile cup

Minimum Volume

2 - 3 mL urine in UPT or sterile cup

Billing Information

Fee Codes


CPT Code

87591

LOINC

21416-3

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