Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Trichomoniasis

Methodology:

Transcription Mediated Amplification Nucleic Acid Probe (Aptima®) 

Performed:

M-F, reported: 1-3 business days 

Specimen Requirements:

Hologic Aptima ®
Specimens are collected by trained medical personnel following the manufacturer’s recommended procedure:
-Thin Prep Liquid Pap Preservative Solution.
-Unprocessed solution in Thin Prep vial.

APPROVED COLLECTION DEVICES:

-Aptima vaginal collection vial and swab

-Aptima Unisex collection vial and swab

Specimen Handling, Storage and Transportation:


Store samples at room temperature until ready for delivery to laboratory.
Transport samples to lab at ambient temperature.
Package samples following applicable IAATA regulations.

Background Information:


The Aptima Combo 2 Assay is a second generation nucleic acid amplification test that uses target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of ribosomal RNA from CT and NG.

Importance of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening:

All sexually active females under 20 years of age (test at least once a year).
Women ages 20 and older who have one or more risk factors.
All women with an infection of the cervix.
All pregnant women.