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NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE (GC) AND CHLAMYDIA TRACHOMATIS (CT) TESTING

Methodology

Higene Hybrid Capture II

Principle

The Digene Hybrid Capture test for Chlamydia Trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria Gonorrhoeae (GC) test is a nucleic acid hybridization microplate assay with signal amplification that uses chemiluminescent detection.  These tests are done together to confirm either Chlamydia Trachomatis or Neisseria Gonorrhoeae infections.

Specimen Requirements

GC/Chlamydia testing must be done on a Digene cervical sampler vial.  These are available through Dahl-Chase purchasing department.  Cervical samplers may be held for up to 2 weeks after collection and shipped at room temperature.

Ordering GC/Chlamydia Testing

GC/Chlamydia testing is ordered on a Gyn Cytology form available through Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services.  Click here for the Cytology and Surgical Requisition to order this test.

ICD-9 Codes

Chlamydia:  87491

GC:  87591