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Test Code LAB12758 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Amplified from Pap Smear

Department

CYTOLOGY

Collection Requirements

Co-collection with pap smear using Surepath or Thin Prep collection media

Primary Collection Container

Surepath Collection Container (Blue Cap)

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Stability

Ambient: 14 days

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

PCR amplification of target DNA sequences

Performed

Tuesday and Thursday

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reported

2-4 days

CPT Codes

87591

Additional Information

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