Patient should not have urinated for one hour prior to specimen collection.
- Chlamydia/Gonococcus, Amplicor® PCR
- Chlamydia/Gonococcus, Aptima® TMA
- Chlamydia/Gonococcus, LCR
- Chlamydia/Gonococcus, ProbeTec™ SDA
The Chlamydia/Gonococcus, NAA lab test is used to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae are the most frequently reported sexually-transmitted diseases in the US. In 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines for laboratory testing that emphasized the use of nucleic acid amplification tests in screening for Chlamydia trachomatis and also for Neisseria gonorrhoeae when conditions of transport could compromise viability of the organism. Other guidelines have recommended Chlamydia screening for all women, ages 15 to 25, as well as testing pregnant women during their first trimester for both Chlamydia and Neisseria. In some settings, the fact that both Neisseria and Chlamydia testing can be performed on the same specimen, testing for both can be an effective strategy.