Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Neisseria gonorrhoeae Nucleic Acid Amplification Test

Test Name: Neisseria gonorrhoeae Nucleic Acid Amplification Test
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Microbiology (VH)
Specimen Type: - Cervix or Urethra Swab
- Pharyngeal/throat swab
- Penile Meatal swab
- Rectal Swab
- Urine
- Vaginal swab
Collection Information: Please review the Public Health Ontario Laboratory Services Test Information Index for specimen collection instructions:

Swabs -
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/chlamydia-trachomatis-naat-swabs

Urine -
https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/laboratory-services/test-information-index/chlamydia-trachomatis-naat-urine

Unisex Swab approved for cervix, urethral, pharyngeal/throat and rectal collections

Multitest Swab approved for vaginal, penile meatal, pharyngeal/throat and rectal collections. Note: This swab is available only to specific groups.

Note: Same specimen is tested for Chlamydia trachomatis NAAT
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
3 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2010-09-13
Revised Date: 2021-04-09
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: Do NOT break foil on top of cap.
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Nucleic Acid Amplification (NAAT)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Samples must be stored at room temperature or refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.

The specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.
System Codes: 
Cerner
NGCAD
 
Referred To: Public Health Laboratory

Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul