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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 2651

Test Synonym

  • CT/GC RNA, TMA, Rectal

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Type

  • Aptima Swab

Primary Container

  • Aptima Swab, Genprobe

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated


  • 5 days

Specimen Requirements

  • Aptima Swab Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, rectal).

Specimen Retention

  • Rectal specimen collected with APTIMA unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA swab specimen transport tube. Insert the blue-shafted swab, labeled unisex collection swab for endocervical and male urethral specimens, 2 to 4 into the rectum and rotate to sample the mucosal surfaces. 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.