Chlamydia and GC, RNA, TMA

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est is not FDA approved for children under the age of 14 years old. In addition, sources other than genital or urine are not FDA approved.
Culture must be requested in addition to amplified DNA in cases of suspected sexual abuse and when source is not genital.


Test Code
GCCTMA


Alias/See Also
6919;
Chlamydia & GC by DNA Probe;
Chlamydia Probe and GC Probe; CT and GC Probe:
CT/GC; DNA Probe,
Chlamydia and GC;
Gc & Chlamydia by DNA Probe;
APTIMA 


CPT Codes
87491;87591

Preferred Specimen
APTIMA collection kit


Minimum Volume
3 mL Urine in sterile container


Instructions
1. APTIMA Swab
2. 5 mL Urine
3. Thin Prep vial

NOTE: Test is not FDA approved for children under the age of 14 years old.  In addition, sources other than genital or urine are not FDA approved.  Culture must be requested in addition to amplified DNA in cases of suspected sexual abuse and when source is not genital.


Transport Container
APTIMA collection kit


Transport Temperature
Room Temperature = Swabs 
Refrigerated = Urine
 


Specimen Stability
APTIMA Swabs
  Room Temperature = 60 days
  Refrigerated = 60 days
  Frozen = unacceptable
Urine
  Room Temperature = 24 hours
  Refrigerated = 5 days
 


Methodology
Transcription-Mediated Amplification

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday
MD


Report Available
3 days


Clinical Significance
C. trachomatis, the number one cause of sexually transmitted disease in the United States, is responsible for an estimated 3-4 million new cases annually. Infants born to women with chlamydial infection of the cervix are at risk acquiring an infection during vaginal birth. Gonococcal and chlamydial urethritis may coexist. Demonstrating the presence of N. gonorrhoeae is important in initiating appropriate therapy to prevent the spread of infection.


Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439


Last Updated: March 7, 2022


The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.