Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium in male or female urogenital 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
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday TAT 1 day
Specimens received on Friday or Sunday afternoon TAT 2 days
Soft Order Code
STI panel + Mycoplasma genitalium
Mycoplasma genitalium RNA, Urogenital
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, Urogenital
Chlamydia trachomatis RNA, Urogenital
Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Urogenital
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The following specimens are unacceptable: white shaft cleaning swabs, wooden swabs, or Calgiswabs, BD Eswabs, BD ProbeTec transport, M4-RT transport.
This assay should not be used for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or other medico-legal investigations where chain of custody is required. MLabs does not offer chain of custody testing.
Test includes Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium.