Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
See Collection Instructions
Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano
Other Reference Test
0.3-0.7 mL CSF
Genital lesion swab collected in an APTIMA Transport Tube, VCM medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM) is also acceptable.
Room Temp=7 Days (21 Days for APTIMA and Unacceptable for VCM); Refrigerated=14 Days; Frozen=30 Days
Transport tubes with 2 swabs; APTIMA transport tubes w/Non-APTIMA swabs; Swab tranport tubes w/no swab; Specimens in broken containers
Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.