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neisseria gonorrhoeae naat
Synonyms: GC Probe, Gonococcus, Aptima, TMA, NAAT 
Computer Code: (GCLX) (GCCHLP)
Specimen Collection: 1. Genital Swabs: Using swabs provided in collection kit, obtain specimen from male urethra or female endocervical canal only.
2. Urine Samples: Patient must NOT have urinated within 1 hour prior to collection. Collect first 20-30 mLs voided only. Larger collection volumes may compromise test sensitivity. Female patients should NOT cleanse the labial area prior to collection.
3. Liquid cytology: 1 mL of PreservCyt specimen.
4. Rectal swabs: Insert blue shafted swab (DO NOT USE WHITE SHAFTED SWAB) 2"-4" into rectum and rotate to sample mucosal surfaces.
5. Pharyngeal swabs: Insert blue shafted swab (DO NOT USE WHITE SHAFTED SWAB) 2"-4" into posterior pharynx and tonsillar area.
For other specimen types, see Culture, Bacterial, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Special collection kit and instructions may be obtained from the Microbiology Lab at 262-3511.
Limitations: Not recommended for abuse cases or specimens other than genitourinary. To confirm adequate treatment follow up with Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Do not repeat probe. 
Minimum Volume:  
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport tubes to lab within 7 days. Maintain at room or refrigerated temperature. If transport is delayed >48 hours, freeze. Gray top urine vacutainers are unacceptable. 
Reference Values: Negative  
Lab Code: MIC 
Requisition: SPEC M
Test Frequency: 3x/week 
Routine TAT: 2 days (M-F) 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 87591 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 30
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 05/25/2016
Time: 11:00:15 (24hr)