Synonyms:ProbeTec for GC, Neisseria gonorrhea Test, ProbeTec for Gonorrhea
CPT 4 Code: 8759
Test Order Mnemonic: V NAA, V NCAA for both GC and Chlamydia trachomatis tests
Request Form: Microbiology
Applies to: Detection of Neisseria gonorrhea from genital samples
Collection: Follow collection instructions in the ProbeTec collection kits - "Collection Kit for BD ProbeTec Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/GC) Qx Amplified DNA Assays " (male and female). Collect first morning urine sample in sterile cup (males). Use ProbeTec collection for urine samples, if available
Storage Instructions: Room temperature, refrigerate urine samples.
Causes for Rejection: Failure to use ProbeTec Qx collection kit, culturettes, specimen types which are not approved for this test method, such as conjunctiva and feces. Urine samples in preservative tubes.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Microbiology Processing Laboratory, Room 5.137 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1 day; test performed Monday-Friday
Special Instructions: Collection kits specific for the ProbeTec test system must be used. One transport tube may be submitted for both Neisseria gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis testing.
Specimen: Male - urethra or urine; Female - endocervical, cervix, vagina
Container: ProbeTec transport for male and female collection available through Materials Management- sterile cup. Urine samples can be performed from sterile cup or ProbeTec transport tube.
Other information: This test is not recommended for medico-legal purposes (cultures are). Collect C. trachomatis and GC cultures in cases of suspected sexual abuse.
Test Method: Strand displacement amplification (ProbeTec Viper)
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux