Transcription mediated amplification (TMA).
Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis in male or female urine specimens.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.
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 RNA, Urine
Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Urine
Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, Urine
Chlamydia trachomatis RNA, Urine
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2 mL urine
2 mL urine
Test includes Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis.