GC Amplified Probe

Infectious Disease Laboratories:Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation: GCAMP VIR2

Specimen Type: Cervical or Urethral Swab in BD-ProbeTec collection kit or first-void Urine

Tube Type: Specimen container

Collection Volume: 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

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Mon-Fri (0800-1700)

Methodology: Amplified DNA probe technique specific for Neisseria gonorrheae

Special Instructions: 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.


Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 24-72 hrs

Additional Info: Positive results called and reported to ODH.

CPT Code: 87591

Synonyms: DNA probe/ProbeTec for Neisseria gonorrheae

Specimen Collection Procedures
Genital Specimen Collection

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