Neisseria gonorrhoeae NAAT

This is combined with Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT using APTIMA COMBO 2 Assay, which is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test that utilizes target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection and differentiation of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) to aid in the diagnosis of chlamydial and/or gonococcal urogenital disease.

The assay used is PANTHER Automated Analyzer.

South London Specialist Virology Centre staff perform the assay. The interpretation and clinical advice is given by Microbiology Department laboratory staff at King's College Hospital
Clinical details: 
Genito-urinary medicine setting
Synonyms or keywords: 
N.gonorrhoeae RNA-TMA, microbiology, NAAT
Positive /Negative/Indeterminate/Inhibitory
Sample type and Volume required: 
Vaginal, Rectal, Throat, Eye,Urethral, Cervical, Wound Swabs and Urine
Turnaround time: 
5 days
Special sample instructions: 

Use collection packs provided for Aptima NAAT testing

Time limit for extra tests: 
14 days
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015