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16898: SureSwab(TM), Bacterial Vaginosis DNA, Quantitative RT-PCR Print View
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) 0.7 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Vaginal(Aptima Unisex Sw)   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 7 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)  

Concentrations of Lactobacilli are collectively reported under the term 'Lactobacillus spp.', as these species are among the peroxide producing Lactobacilli thought to be protective against bacterial vaginosis. In the absence of peroxide producing Lactobacilli, Atopobium vaginae, Megasphaera spp., and Gardnerella (> 6.0 log (cells/ mL)) have been associated with vaginosis.

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.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day


Notes
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.






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