Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Chlamydia/GC-Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NAAT) Order Code : CLGC3
Synonyms: Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), Nucleic Acid Amiplification Testing (NAAT)
Specimen Type: Endocervial swab, male urethral swab, urine, vaginal swab, Cytology sample (ThinPrep), Rectal, Throat
Container Type: Swabs in Aptima collection kit. Urine in sterile container. Liquid PAP sample in ThinPrep collection container.
Required Volume: Urine: First Catch 20-30 mL, Thinprep: 10 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): Urine: 2 mL, Thinprep: 4 mL
Methodology: Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT)
Standard Run Times: At least 2 times per week
Turnaround Time: 5 days
Special Handling: Urines: Urines in the primary collection container must be transported at 2 to 30 degrees Celsius. Swabs: Can be stored in the transport tube up to 60 days at 2 to 30 degree Celsius, or can be frozen at -20 to -70 degree Celsius for up to 12 months. ThinPrep: The specimen must be tested within 45 days when stored at 2 to 30 degrees Celsius.
CPT Codes: 87591, 87491
Causes For Rejection: Samples not stored/transported as indicated under Special Handling; Urine less than 2 mL; Urine collected in preservatives; Leaking containers; Swabs not in Aptima Transport Tube. Frozen ThinPrep specimen.
Department: Virology