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Chlamydia GC Screen by DNA


Alternative name(s)

Screening Assay for CT(Chlamydia) and GC( Neisseria gonorrhoeae)


Lab section

Molecular Pathology



When performed

24 hours / 7 days



When reported







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Important notes:

Performed on Endocervical swabs (Female) and on urine (Male and Female) . Not available on rectal, anal or conjunctival specimens. Female Collection: White swab used only to clean mucus from cervix then discard. Collect specimen with other white swab and insert in PCR Media Tube for analysis. Urine Collection: Random urine (not clean catch) use enclosed pipet to add urine to PCR Media Tube not below lower fill line and not above upper fill line.

Rejection criteria:

Swabs without transport fluid

Transportation notes:

DO NOT pour out transport fluid - submit wet swab, in vial, with fluid

Transportation devices:

Specimen preparation:

Proper volume should be in Urine Preservative Tube




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Last revised 10/20/2014