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91476: SureSwab®, Ureaplasma species, Real-Time PCR Print View
U. parvum DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   
U. urealyticum DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   

1 Vaginal (Aptima Vag Swb) 1 (1) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  Urine (Aptima Transport)   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
  Urethral Swab - Male   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

Ureaplasma spp. have been linked to upper genitourinary tract infection and to premature labor and abortion. Recently, by molecular means two groups have been distinguished, U. parvum and U. urealyticum, with the former being more prevalent in the lower genital tract of healthy women. It is not clear which species more predominantly causes infection. Ureaplasma spp appear to be opportunists when they infect the upper genitourinary tract. These organisms have also been targeted as having a possible role in infertility, although this remains a gray area.

Vaginal Swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R) Vaginal Swab
Collection Kit or Multitest Collection Kit (orange label).

Male Urethral Swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA(R) Unisex Swab
Specimen Collection Kit (white label).

Swab specimen collection kit (orange or white label). Excess mucus
should be removed prior to sampling.

Male Urine: Direct patient to provide a 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) urine specimen transport within 24 hours of
collection and before being assayed. Use the tube provided in the
urine specimen collection kit. The fluid (urine plus transport media)
level in the urine transport tube must fall within the clear pane on
the tube label.

Patient Preparation:
Male Urine: Patient should not have urinated within one hour prior to
Setup Schedule

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code

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.

Specimen Requirements:
1 vaginal swab collected in a APTIMA(R) Vaginal Swab Collection Kit or Multitest Collection Kit (orange label) or 1 male urethral swab collected in a APTIMA(R) Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (white label) or 2 mL (2 mL minimum) male urine collected in a APTIMA(R) urine transport tube No other acceptable specimens
Reject Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs; transport tubes with Non-APTIMA(R) swabs; swab transport tubes with no swab; swab submitted in non-APTIMA(R) transport containers; urine samples where the fluid level is not between the black fill lines; urine submitted in non-APTIMA(R) transport container; female urine
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

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