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Test Code LAB10753 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Amplified

Department

CYTOLOGY

Collection Requirements

Endocervical, vaginal female swab.

Primary Collection Container

Cobas PCR Female Swab Transport Kit

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Stability

Stability in Roche Cobas PCR Transport medium.

2°C to 30°C 30 days

Specimens discarded 72 hours after testing is completed.

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

PCR amplification of target DNA sequences

Performed

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reported

1-3 days

CPT Codes

87591

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens submitted in swab transports without swabs, swabs in gel, dry swabs, and swabs in bacterial transport medium (e.g., Culturettes) will not be tested.

Additional Information

Testing is performed using Roche Cobas 4800 nucleic acid amplification assays. This test is approved for testing in endocervical, vaginal, male and female urine specimens. Additional testing by culture may be recommended in medico-legal or non-validated specimens.