Dual Kinetic Assay (DKA); Target Capture; Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Swab or Urine
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
2 mL Urine in APTIMA Urine Specimen Collection kit or Endocervical,urethral or vaginal swabs collected in APTIMA Unisex Collection kit
APTIMA Unisex Swab or Urine Transport Tube
Collection Instructions 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. 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 specimen transport within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed. Use tube provided in the urine specimen collection kit for urine specimens. The fluid (urine plus transport media) level in the urine tube must fall within the clear pane on the tube label. Endocervical or urethral swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit. In females, to insure collection of cells infected with C. trachomatis, columnar epithelial cells lining the endocervix should be obtained. To that effect, excess mucus should be removed prior to sampling. Vaginal swabs: Follow instructions in the APTIMA Combo 2 Assay Vaginal Swab Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube.
Room Temp: 30 Days (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA); Refrigerated: 30 Days (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA); Frozen: 1 Year (60 Days for Endocervical, Urethral and Vaginal swabs in APTIMA)
Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with non-APTIMA swabs; Specimen in broken containers; Swab submitted in M4 transport media; Rectal or Throat APTIMA swabs