Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
CT/NG APTIMA; CT/GC APTIMA; CT/GC TMA; CT/NG TMA
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Rectal swab in APTIMA Combo 2 Transport Media
APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit
Use the APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (white label) or the APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube (orange label). Insert the small, blue shafted collection swab (Unisex kit, NOT the larger white shafted cleansing swab) or the small, pink shafted collection swab (Vaginal kit) approximately 3-5 cm into the rectum. Rotate swab against the rectal wall at least 3 times. Withdraw the swab carefully. Swabs that are grossly contaminated with feces should be discarded and the collection repeated. Remove the cap from the swab specimen transport tube and immediately place the swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line. Re-cap the swab specimen transport tube tightly, label and send to lab.
Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Transport tube with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with non-APITMA swabs; Specimens in broken containers; Swabs submitted in M4 transport media; Swabs submitted in VCM