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Neisseria gonorrhoeae Eye (Aptima Probe)

Order Name GC Eye
Test Number: 5960185
Revision Date 03/01/2021
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Neisseria gonorrhoeae Eye (Aptima Probe)
Transcription-Mediated Amplification 43305-2 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred See Instructions Swab APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection kit Refrigerated
Instructions APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection kit - is the Preferred Specimen Type for ALL specimen collection sources.
Collect eye specimen with APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit.
Multitest Swab is acceptable for eye.
Place blue swab in Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft off at scoreline then recap tube.
Specimen source and Collection Media type is required.
Unacceptable Conditions: Large white swab included in APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit is for preparatory cleaning of the endocervix and is unacceptable for testing. Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimens in swab transport media without a swab.
Stability: Swab in APTIMA Swab Specimen Transport Tube: Ambient: 2 months; Refrigerated: 2 months; Frozen: 1 year.
Testing Schedule Sun-Sat 
Expected TAT 1-4 Days after test set up  
Clinical Use This test is to be used only for the collection of Eye specimens.
For Urine, Vaginal Swab, Male Urethral Swab, or Cervial Brush in ThinPrep Pap See the appropriate test below.
Urine Specimen: GC Urine [6910117Neisseria gonorrhoeae Urine - TMA 
Swab Specimen: GC Swab [6910115Neisseria gonorrhoeae Swab - TMA  
ThinPrep Specimen: GC PAP [6910113Neisseria gonorrhoeae PAP - TMA 
Notes Prompt: [6904843] APTIMA Transport Media Type
Prompt: [6904845] Specimen Source

Reference Lab: ARUP
Test Code: 60244
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CPT Code(s) 87591
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