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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • CT/GC NAA, PHARYNGEAL

Test Code

  • 2647

Test Synonym

  • Chlamydia/GC RNA, TMA, Throat

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Type

  • Aptima Swab

Primary Container

  • Aptima Swab, Genprobe

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

TAT

  • 5 days

Specimen Requirements

  • APTIMA SWAB (blue shaft) Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, pharyngeal).

Specimen Retention

  • Use the blue-shafted swab, labeled unisex collection swab for endocervical and male urethral specimens, to rub the posterior pharynx and tonsillar areas. Do NOT use the white-shafted swab; discard this swab. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the scoreline; use care to avoid splashing of the contents. Recap the swab specimen transport tube tightly. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, pharyngeal).