NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE AMPLIFIED DNA ASSAY (GCD)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
: Not detected
: Orange top M2000 Collection swabs, Urine: 10 mL first voided
: Urine specimens (male or female), endocervical swabs, and male urethral swabs.
: Need Medical Director approval
: Orange top M2000 Collection swabs, Urine: 10 mL first voided specimen in a sterile container.
: 10.0 mL
: 4.0 mL
: Urine - refrigerated, Swabs - room temperature if same day, refrigerated if overnight or up to 6 days after collection.
: Urine - refrigerated, swabs - room temperature if same day, refrigerated if overnight or up to 6 days after collection
Reasons for Rejection
: Not collected on correct swabs.
: Tuesday and Thursday
: Once per day on Tuesday and Thursday
: 24 hours
: C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae infections are the most common sexually transmitted bacterial diseases in the United States. Amplified methods are now available for the detection of these two pathogens. Amplified methods offer increased sensitivity (96% for CT and GC) as opposed to non-amplified assays (67% for CT, 85% for GC). Also, amplified methods allow for testing from urine specimens.
: Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.
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