SureSwab® Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, QL, TMA - Vaginal Collection

Supply# A03 APTIMA Vaginal Swab

Test code: 19550
Note: For male specimens, see Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA, Males (test code 90801).

CPT code(s): 87661

Methodology Transcription: Mediated amplification (TMA)

Preferred specimen(s):
Aptima® vaginal collection kit (orange)
Aptima® urine collection kit (yellow label)
Aptima® unisex swab collection kit (white label)

Collection Guide: 

Supply: A03 Aptima® Vaginal Swab

Tests: Using Aptima Vaginal Swab as Preferred Specimen
11363, CT/NG
10016, SureSwab® Advanced Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), TMA
10121, SureSwab Advanced Candida Vaginitis (CV), TMA
19550(X), SureSwab Trichomonas vaginalis
10120(X), SureSwab Advanced Vaginitis Plus, TMA

Aptima Vag1
Partially open swab package. Do not touch the soft tip or lay swab down. If the soft tip is touched, laid down, or dropped, discard and get a new Aptima Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit. Hold swab, placing thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft. Do not hold the swab shaft below the score line.

Aptima Vag2
Carefully insert swab into vagina about 2 inches (5 cm) past the introitus and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the vagina walls so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and withdraw swab without touching the skin.

Aptima Vag3
While holding swab in hand, unscrew the tube cap. Do not spill tube contents. If the tube contents are spilled, discard and get a new Aptima Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit. Immediately place swab into transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below tube label. Carefully break swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube.

Aptima Vag4
Tightly screw cap onto tube.

Transport container: Aptima transport tube

Transport temperature: Room temperature

Specimen stability

  • Room temperature: 60 days
  • Refrigerated: 60 days
  • Frozen: 6 months

Reject criteria:

  • Male urethral swab

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.