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STI Screening Panel (includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas)


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Test Name
STI Screening Panel (includes Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Trichomonas)
Alternate Names
Sexually Transmitted Infections Panel
Description
Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis testing by molecular methods.
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Test Code
35028
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen
Submit only one (1) of the following specimens:
  • ThinPrep® Pap specimen
  • Endocervical swab using APTIMA® Unisex Swab Collection Kit
  • Vaginal swab using APTIMA® Multitest Swab Specimen Kit
  • Urine using the APTIMA® Urine Specimen Collection Kit
Specimen Collection
Storage Requirements
Store and transport specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C).
Causes for Rejections
  • APTIMA® swab vial specimens submitted without a swab will be rejected.
  • APTIMA® urine vials must be filled with urine to the level designated on the tube (between the black lines). Over- or under-filled tubes will be rejected.
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Turn Around Time
2-3 days
Methodology
Transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)
Limitations
  • Test results may be affected by improper/ inadequate specimen collection.
  • If excess mucus is not removed prior to specimen collection, sampling of columnar epithelial cells lining the endocervix is not ensured, which could cause a false negative test result.
CPT Code
87491, 87591, 87661