DNA Amplification by Strand Displacement Amplification
Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoea in male or female urine specimens.
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.
- NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE DNA, UR
Patient should not void for at least 1 hour prior to specimen collection. Collect the first 20 to 60 mL of voided urine into a sterile plastic container. Using a pipette, transfer 2 - 3 mL of urine into a BD ProbeTec Urine Preservative Transport (UPT) tube; fluid levels should be between black arrows on the fill window of the UPT label. Urine should be transferred to UPT within 8 hours of collection if stored a room temperature or within 24 hours if kept refrigerated. A specimen collected during menses is acceptable.