Chlamydia Trachomatis, RNA, TMA

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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


Test Code
CTRNAB


Alias/See Also
8502;
Chlam DNA Pro; 
Chlamydia by DNA Probe;
Chlamydia Probe;
Chlamydia; 
DNA Probe Chla;
APTIMA;
Chlamydia Comment: Gen-Probe Transport


CPT Codes
87491

Preferred Specimen
APTIMA collection kit


Minimum Volume
3 mL Urine in sterile container 1 mL Thin Prep vial


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

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 and/or Thin Prep Vial
Refrigerated = Urine
 


Specimen Stability
Swabs
  Room Temperature = 60 days
  Refrigerated = 60 days 
  Frozen = unacceptable
Urine
  Room Temperature = 24 hours
  Refrigerated = 5 days
Thin Prep Vial
   Room Temperature = 30 days
   Refrigerated = 30 days
   Frozen = unacceptable


Methodology
Transcription-Mediated Amplification

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday
MD


Report Available
3 days


Clinical Significance
C. trachomatis is associated with infections of the mucous membranes of the urogenital system. In industrialized countries, C. trachomatis usually causes sexually transmitted disease. Infections are often asymptomatic.


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


Last Updated: November 19, 2021


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.