|Mnemonic: ||[CT/NG NAT]|
|Name: ||Chlamydia/Neisseria (GC) by DNA Probe, Urine, Vaginal, Endocervical|
|Specimen: || First-catch Urine or Vag/Endocervical sample using the Xpert CT/NG Vaginal/Endocervical Specimen collection kit. |
Urine collection: Direct the patient to provide first-catch urine (20-50 mL) into a sterile urine collection cup. NOTE: The patient should not have urinated for at least 2 hour prior. Patient should not cleanse the genital area prior to collecting specimen.
Vaginal/Endocervical Swab: Special Xpert Collection kit is required. Detailed collection instructions are found on the SPECIMEN/COLLECTION page. Click the link below.
Label all samples with the patient's name, date of collection, DOB or MRN AND sample collection site.
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 6 days refrigerated.|
|Reference Range: ||Negative|
| Method: ||Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)|
|Note: ||For male patients - This test is recommended for routine screening using first void urine samples. Urethral samples are not recommended for routine male screening.|
For all patients - This procedure is NOT FDA approved for oropharyngeal, rectal or urethral samples; refer to alternative Chlamydia-GC TMA [CT/NG TMA] procedure at ARUP.
Positive results are reported to Maine CDC.
|Processing Info: ||Urine, unpreserved sample: 24 hours at Room Temperature or 6 days at 4° C|
Urine, in transport vial: 45 days at 2-15° C
Vag/Endocervical: 60 days at 2-30° C
Collection Instructions - Vaginal, Endocervical Samples