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16492: SureSwab(TM), CT/NG, T vaginalis (16492) Print View
C. trachomatis RNA TMA  Not detected   
N. gonorrhoeae RNA TMA  Not detected   
T. vaginalis RNA, QL, TMA TMA  Not detected   

1 Vaginal (Aptima Vag Swb) 3 (2.2) mL   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 6 Month(s)  
  Endocervical-AptimaUnisex   Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  
  APTIMA (Unisex Swab)   Frozen - 6 Month(s)/Refrigerated - 60 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 60 Day(s)  

To diagnose three sexually transmitted diseases associated with vaginitis.

Follow the instructions provided in the Aptima Vaginal
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

Avoid Freeze/Thaw of collected samples.

Shipping Instructions:
Ship ambient, refrigerated, or frozen

Endocervical swab specimens: Follow the
instructions provided in the Aptima
Unisex Swab Collection Kit. Remove excess
mucus from the cervical os and surrounding
mucosa using the cleaning swab (white shaft swab
in the package with red printing). Discard this swab.
Note: To remove excess mucus from the cervical
os, a large-tipped swab (not provided) may be used.
Insert the specimen collection swab (blue shaft
swab in the package with the green printing) into
the endocervical canal. Gently rotate the swab
clockwise for 10 to 30 seconds in the endocervical
canal to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw the
swab carefully; avoid any contact with the vaginal
mucosa. Remove the cap from the swab specimen
transport tube and immediately place the specimen
collection swab into the transport tube. Carefully
break the swab shaft against the side of the tube at
the scoreline and discard the top portion of the
swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing of contents.
Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly.

Urine (unprocessed): ship ambient or refrigerated
to arrive within 24 hours of collection. Do not ship
frozen (see below for proper collection).

Rejection Crit
Setup Schedule

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Codes

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 payer being billed.

Results from the APTIMA(R) Combo 2 Assay should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician. The APTIMA(R) Combo 2 Assay is not intended for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other medico-legal indications. For a complete list of assay limitations we recommend that you review the manufacturers package insert, blood-screening/assays-and tests/aptima-combo-2-assay-ctng.

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