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Test Compendium

2647: CT/GC NAA, PHARYNGEAL

Test Code

  • 2647

Test Synonym

  • Chlamydia/GC RNA, TMA, Throat

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Requirements

  • Aptima Swab

Container

  • Aptima Swab, Genprobe

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

CPT Codes

  • 87491,87591
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • APTIMA SWAB (blue shaft) Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, pharyngeal).

Additional Information

  • Use the blue-shafted swab, labeled unisex collection swab for endocervical and male urethral specimens, to rub the posterior pharynx and tonsillar areas. Do NOT use the white-shafted swab; discard this swab. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the specimen collection swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the scoreline; use care to avoid splashing of the contents. Recap the swab specimen transport tube tightly. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, pharyngeal).