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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 2651

Test Synonym

  • CT/GC RNA, TMA, Rectal

Minimum Volume

  • 1 Swab

Specimen Requirements

  • Aptima Swab


  • Aptima Swab, Genprobe


  • 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 Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, rectal).

Additional Information

  • Rectal specimen collected with APTIMA unisex collection swab and submitted in the APTIMA swab specimen transport tube. Insert the blue-shafted swab, labeled unisex collection swab for endocervical and male urethral specimens, 2 to 4 into the rectum and rotate to sample the mucosal surfaces. 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.