Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
CT/NG APTIMA; CT/GC APTIMA; CT/GC TMA; CT/NG TMA
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Throat swab in APTIMA Combo 2 Transport Media
APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit
Use the APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection kit (white label) or APTIMA Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection kit or Multi-Test Collection tube (orange label). Using a tongue depressor, 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) and vigorously rub the tonsils and the posterior pharynx. Carefully remove the swab without touching any area of the mouth. 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 sned to the lab.
Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with non-APTIMA swabs; Specimens in broken containers; Swab submitted in M4 transport media; Swabs submitted in VCM