If someone is at an increased risk of STIs, they should be tested for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium. A panel will help the clinician identify and treat the appropriate pathogen if present.
Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour
prior to collection. Female patients should not cleanse the
labial area prior to providing the specimen.
Vaginal swab: Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R)
Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit (orange label) or an
APTIMA(R) Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit (orange label).
Endocervical or Urethral Swabs: Follow instructions in the
APTIMA(R) Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (white label).
In females, to ensure collection of cells infected with N.
gonorrhoeae/C.trachomatis, columnar epithelial cells lining
the endocervix should be obtained. Excess mucus should be
removed prior to sampling.
Urine: Direct patient to provide first-catch urine
(a maximum of 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into
a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. 2 mL
of urine specimen must be transferred into the APTIMA(R)
specimen transport within 24 hours of collection and before
being assayed. Use tube provided in the urine specimen
collection kit. The fluid
(urine plus transport media) level in the urine tube
must fall within the clear pane on the tube label.
Preservcyt(R): Transfer 1 mL of Preservcyt(R) solution into APTIMA(R)
specimen transfer tube (green label) or APTIMA(R) vaginal collection
tube (orange label) or Multitest Collection Tube (orange label) or
Unisex swab specimen collection kit (white label).
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.
Reject Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs; transport tubes with Non-APTIMA(R) swabs; swab transport tubes with no swab; swab or urine submitted in Non-APTIMA(R) transport tube; urine samples where the fluid level is not between the black fill lines; raw urine; ThinPrep(R) vial. Tranport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Transcription-Mediated Amplification, Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction