SureSwab®, Ureaplasma species, PCR

Supply #A03 - APTIMA Vaginal Collection

Test Code: 91476

CPT Code(s): 87996 (x2)

Includes: U. parvum DNA, U urealyticum DNA

Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Clinical Significance: Ureaplasma spp has been associated with genital tract infection and infertility.

Alternative Names: None

Collection Guide: 

APTIMA Vaginal Swab Device Collection Guide
Supply: A03 - APTIMA Vaginal Collection

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.

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.

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.

Tightly screw cap onto tube.

Preferred Specimen: Vaginal Swab

Preferred Volume: 0.7 mL Aptima® Vaginal Swab

Tranpsort Container: Aptima® Vaginal Swab

Transport Temperature:

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 14 days

Rejection Criteria: Specimens other Aptima® Vaginal Swab

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