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SureSwab Advanced Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), CT/NG, TMA (10123) (APTIMA Multitest Transport Tube-Orange)


Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)


Fishy odor discharge; Vulvovaginitis; Leukorrhea; Vaginitis; Vaginal itching; vaginal discharge

Specimen Type

Vaginal Swab

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

2-3 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 vaginal swab collected in Aptima Multitest Transport Tube

Container Type

APTIMA Multitest Transport Tube

Collection Instructions

Follow instructions in the APTIMA Multitest Collection Kit (orange label).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Room Temp-OK/Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days; Refrigerated: 30 Days; Frozen: 60 Days

Rejection Criteria

Transport tube with no swab; Transport tube with 2 swabs; Transport tube containing cleaning swab; Transport tube with non-Aptima swabs; Transport tube submitted with swab inverted; Samples with excess mucus; Specimens submitted in Aptima tubes w/pierced foil lids; Swab submitted in viral transport media; Specimen in broken containers; Specimens in leaking containers

Test Volume Required

1 Vaginal Swab

Minimum Test Volume

1 Vaginal Swab

CPT Codes

87491, 87591, 81513