|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||
Amplified Probe Chlm and GC
The Aptima Combo 2 Assay is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test for the detection of rRNA from Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
The specific anatomic site of the specimen MUST be specified on the order or requisition.
Additional Collection Information:
Endocervical: Remove excess mucus from the cervical os and surrounding mucosa using cleaning swab (white shaft swab). Discard the swab. Insert the specimen collection (blue shaft) swab into the endocervical canal. Rotate the swab for 10 -30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw the swab carefully to avoid any contact with the vaginal mucosa. Insert the swab into the Aptima transport medium. Break off the swab shaft to fit the tube, then cap the tube, tightly.
Urethra: Patients should not have urinated for 1 hour prior to sample collection. Collect the urethral exudate or insert the swab from the collection kit 2- 4 cm into the urethra. Rotate the swab gently using sufficient pressure to ensure the swab comes in to contact with all urethral surfaces. Allow the swab to remain inserted for 2-3 seconds. Withdraw swab and insert into Aptima transport medium. Break off the swab shaft to fit the tube, then cap the tube.
See SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS and ADDITIONAL INFORMATION for urine.
Endocervical, or urethral swab; urine
One (blue) swab in Aptima Gen-Probe transport medium
No Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis detected.
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:||
Patients in whom Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis is detected are reported to the City of Chicago Board of Health. This is mandated by law.
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||PCR, TMA or Amplification for Chlamydia trachomatis or Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Gen-Probe for Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis; DNA Probe for Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis; Gonorrhoeae by DNA Probe; Chlamydia by DNA Probe|