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Test ID MGRNA Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Miscellaneous Sites, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Varies

Useful For

Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae for non-FDA approved specimen types


This test is not intended for use in medico-legal applications.

Method Name

Transcription Mediated Amplification

Reporting Name

N. gonorr, Misc, Amplified RNA

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

This test is used for specimens that are not FDA approved for this assay. Acceptable non-FDA-approved specimen types are ocular swabs and peritoneal fluid. For FDA-approved specimen types, order GCRNA / Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Nucleic Acid Amplification, Varies.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Swab specimens must be collected using an Aptima Collection Unisex Swab (T583) or Aptima Collection Multitest Swab (T584). These swabs are contained in the Aptima Collection Kit.


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:



Swab, Aptima Male/Female Collection (T583)

Swab, Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit (T584)

Specimen Type: Ocular (corneal/conjunctiva)

Container/Tube: Aptima Collection Multitest Swab or Aptima Swab Collection System

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions:

1. Swab site using Aptima Collection Multitest Swab or Aptima Collection Unisex Swab.

Note: The white swab provided within the collection kit is a cleaning swab and should not be used for collection. Discard the white cleaning swab.

2. Place collection swab in transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.

3. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

4. Transport swab container and store (refrigerated is preferred) within 60 days of collection.


Supplies: Aptima Thin Prep Transport Tube (T652)

Specimen Type: Peritoneal fluid (pelvic wash, cul-de-sac fluid)

Container/Tube: Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Transfer 1 mL of specimen into the Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube within 24 hours of collection.

2. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

3. Transport Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube (refrigerated is preferred) within 30 days of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) APTIMA VIAL
  Ambient  APTIMA VIAL

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MGRNA N. gonorr, Misc, Amplified RNA 43305-2


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC22 SOURCE: 31208-2
34508 N. gonorr, Misc, Amplified RNA 43305-2

Test Classification

This test has been modified from the manufacturer's instructions. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Report Available

1 to 4 days

NY State Approved