|Test||CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS AND NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE DETECTION BY NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION|
|Methodology||DNA is extracted from ThinPrep Preservcyte specimens and tested by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) using the Roche Cobas Amplicor test.|
|Description||Useful for routine screening of asymptomatic women who are also having a PAP smear. For symptomatic women or if no PAP smear is ordered, use our standard specimen collection kit for Chlamydia Trachcomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeheae and order test code CT/GC.|
|Specimen||Rinse by swishing the appropriate collection device(s) [brush/broom/spatula] at least 10 times into PreservCyt® solution vial supplied by NorDx. Replens® lubricant, spermicidal agents and feminine powder sprays may interfere with the assay and should not be used prior to collection.
2. THIS TEST SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF GENITAL TRACT INFECTIONS IN PREPUBERTAL CHILDREN FOR POSSIBLE EVALUATION OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
For additional collection information, see "Gynecologic (PAP) Smears (ThinPrep®)"
|Reference Values||Negative for Chlamydia trachomatis
Negative for Neisseria gonorrhoeae
If positive, reported as positive for Chlamydia trachomatis DNA or positive for Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA.
|Analytic Time||1 Day; Maximum Laboratory Time - 8 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||3 Days per Week (varies)|