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Test Code NBLD0477 Neisseria gonorrhoeae Nucleic Acid Detection, Genital or Urine

Important Note

This test is only orderable on genital sources, urine, and liquid PAP specimens.  Testing for rectal and throat sources are orderable under test:

Useful For

The diagnosis of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using rRNA via the PANTHER System.

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens.  Specimens must be collected with one the following specimen collection kits:

 

Specimen Type: Endocervical (Females) or Urethra (Males)

Container/Tube: APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection Kit vial

Collection Instructions: Click on the following link: APTIMA Unisex Collection Instructions

Specimen Rejection: If the lab receives a swab specimen transport tube with no swab, two swabs, a cleaning swab, or a swab not supplied by APTIMA, the specimen must be rejected.

 

Specimen Type: Urine (Males and Females)

Container/Tube: APTIMA processed urine specimen

Collection Instructions: Click on the following link:  APTIMA Urine Collection Instructions

Specimen Rejection: After urine has been added in the urine transport tube, the liquid level must fall between the two black indicator lines on the tube label.  Otherwise, the specimen must be rejected.

 

Specimen Type: Vaginal Swab (Office or Patient collection)

Container/Tube: APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Kit vial

Collection Instructions: Click on the following link: APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Instructions

 

Specimen Type: Endocervix

Container/Tube: ThinPrep vial

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions:

Note: Do not use lubricant on speculum.

  1. Visualize cervix with a speculum.
  2. Obtain an adequate sampling from endocervix using an endocervical brush, broom, or spatula device. Insert device into cervix. Slowly rotate one quarter or one half turn in 1 direction. Do not over-rotate. Additional rotation may cause bleeding and contaminate specimen.
  3. Rinse brush in PreservCyt Solution vial by rotating device in solution 10 times while pushing against PreservCyt vial wall. Swirl brush VIGOROUSLY to further release material.
  4. Discard collection device after depositing cellular material in vial. Do not send collection device in vial.
  5. Tighten cap so torque line on cap passes torque line on vial.
  6. Label vial with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen. 

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient or Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
APTIMA Unisex Swab Collection Kit Ambient or Refrigerated 60 days
APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Kit Ambient or Refrigerated 60 days
Urine, Sterile Container Refrigerated 24 hours
APTIMA Urine Collection Vial Ambient or Refrigerated 30 days
ThinPrep vial (PreservCyt Solution) Ambient or Refrigerated 30 days
APTIMA Transfer Kit for ThinPrep vials Ambient or Refrigerated

14 days

 

Reference Values

Not detected

 

A positive result indicates the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae rRNA

Additional Infomation

A negative result does not exclude the possibility of infection. Improper specimen collection, the presence of inhibitors, or low organism yield may cause false-negative results.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87591