GC Amplified Probe
Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology
Cervical or Urethral Swab in BD-ProbeTec collection kit or first-void Urine
One swab in BD-ProbeTec tube with at least 1.5 mL liquid, 20.0-60.0 mL urine(first-void, NOT midstream)
Cause for rejection:
Swab: not in specific BD-Probe Tec tube, swab removed from tube, 2 swabs in one tube thereby soaking up liquid and making test QNS to run. Grossly bloody specimen. Urine: >60.0 mL decreases sensitivity of test
Amplified DNA probe technique specific for Neisseria gonorrheae
Test is FDA approved for genital or urine specimens only. DNA probe methodology only used at CHMCA for high prevalence populations. This method is not acceptable for forensic cases (e.g. rape or child abuse). Grossly bloody specimens may affect results. Obtain swab collection kits from CCL or Viro. Pink = female Blue = male Urine must be first void, not midstream; >60.0 mL will decrease sensitivity of the test.
OC Power Word:
Positive results called and reported to ODH.
DNA probe/ProbeTec for Neisseria gonorrheae