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 tube.
Samples in leaking, uncapped
or broken containers, samples QNS or exceeding stability
will be rejected.
Avoid Freeze/Thaw of collected samples.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.