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16491: SureSwab(TM), Vaginosis, CT/NG Print View
C. trachomatis RNA TMA  Not detected   
N. gonorrhoeae RNA TMA  Not detected   
BV Category   Not Supportive   
Lactobacillus species RT-PCR    Log cells/mL 
Atopobium vaginae RT-PCR    Log cells/mL 
Megasphaera species RT-PCR    Log cells/mL 
Gardnerella vaginalis RT-PCR    Log cells/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Vaginal (Aptima Vag Swb) 3 (2) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Vaginal(Aptima Unisex Sw)   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

To diagnose bacterial vaginosis and concomitant infection with Chlamydia trachomatis and/or Neisseria gonorrhoeae in sexually active women.

Follow the instructions provided in the Aptima Vaginal or Unisex
Swab Collection Kit. Remove the swab from the packaging
and insert the swab into the vagina about two inches inside
the opening. Gently rotate for 10 to 30 seconds, making
sure that the swab touches the wall of the vagina so that
moisture is absorbed by the swab. Withdraw the swab
without touching the skin. Immediately place the swab into
the transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible
below the tube label. Carefully break the swab shaft at the
score line against the side of the tube and discard the top
portion of the swab shaft. Tightly screw the cap onto the
tube.

Samples in leaking, uncapped
or broken containers, samples QNS or exceeding stability
will be rejected.

Avoid Freeze/Thaw of collected samples.

Shipping Instructions:
Ship refrigerated (preferred) or frozen. Ambient shipment
is acceptable.


Rejection Criteria: BD ProbeTec Vials
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days


Notes
C. trachomatis RNA, N. gonorrhoeae RNA: This test was performed using the APTIMA COMBO2 Assay (GEN-PROBE). Lactobacillus, Atopobium, Megasphaera, Gardnerella: This test(s) was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Valencia, CA. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test. Test composed of two panels: SureSwab(TM) Bacterial Vaginosis DNA, Quantitative Real - Time PCr and SureSwab(TM) Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae RNA, TMA






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