*Click test name for more information including; Specimen Requirements, Storage and Transport, Specimen Rejection Criteria, Turn around Time and CPT codes.

Test Name Methodology Test Description Specimen Requirements Storage and Transport Specimen Rejection Criteria Turn Around Time (TAT) CPT Codes*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Staphylococcus saprophyticus PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus saprophyticus.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Proteus vulgaris PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Proteus vulgaris.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Proteus mirabilis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Proteus mirabilis.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Morganella morganii PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Morganella morganii.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Klebsiella pneumoniae PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Klebsiella oxytoca PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Klebsiella oxytoca.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Enterococcus faecium PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Enterococcus faecium.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Enterococcus faecalis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Enterococcus faecalis.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Enterobacter cloacae PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Enterobacter cloacae.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Enterobacter aerogenes PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Enterobacter aerogenes.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Citrobacter freundii PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Citrobacter freundii.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87798

Antibiotic Resistance Gene Panel PCR

The Antibiotic Resistance Gene Panel for urinary tract infections is based on detection of amplification products and the corresponding signal in assays run on OpenArray plates performed on the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real Time PCR System. The assay detects up to 36 genes associated with antimicrobial resistance across 10 drug classes. The assay detects ACC, ACT/MIR, FOX, CTX-M-1, CTX-M-9, CTX-M-8/25, SHV, TEM E102K, TEM R162S, TEM G238S, TEM237K, IMP-1, IMP-2, KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, QnrA, QnrB, QnrS/Qnr-S1, Gyrase A D87N_GTT, Gyrase A S83L_TGG, ErmA, ErmB, ErmC, mecA, TetD, TetM, DFR, SULL, Van A1, VanA2, VanB.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87500, 87641

Urine Pathogen Panel (UPP) PCR

The MicroPathID – Urine Pathogen Panel is based on detection of amplification products and the corresponding signal in assays run on OpenArray plates performed on the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real Time PCR System. The assay detects 17 pathogens associated with infections of the urinary tract including Acinetobacter baumannii , Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium , Escherichia coli, Klebsiella oxytoca, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Morganella morganii, Proteus mirabilis, Proteus vulgaris, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Candida albicans.

Clean catch urine transferred to a grey top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Grey top C&S Tube: 7 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

24 hours

87481, 87640, 87653, 87798 X Units

Acinetobacter baumannii PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Acinetobacter baumannii.

Clean catch urine transferred to a gray top BD Vacutainer Urine C&S tube.

Storage and Transport
Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•Gray Top Urine C&S Tube: 7 Day

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

48 hours

87798

Lesion Panel PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of HSV-1, HSV-2 and Treponema pallidum.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87529 x 2, 87798

STI Panel PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87491, 84591,87661, 87798

Candida Panel PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis and Candida krusei.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481 x (#)

Aerobic Vaginitis Panel PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Escherichia coli, Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

24 hours

87640, 67653, 87798 x 2

Bacterial Vaginosis Panel with Lactobacillus Profiling PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of up to 14 bacteria that may be present in the vaginal microflora. The semi-quantitative results and relative abundance are put into an algorithm to help predict Bacterial Vaginosis. The panel includes: Atopobium vaginae, BVAB2, Gardnerella vaginalis, Megasphaera 1, Prevotella bivia, Mobiluncus curtisii, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum, Lactobacillus crisipatus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus jensenii, Lactobacillus iners.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87511, 87798 x (#)

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of HSV-2.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87529

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1) PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of HSV-1.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87529

Mycoplasma genitalium PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Mycoplasma genitalium.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Trichomonas vaginalis PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Trichomonas vaginalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87661

Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
V=•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87591

Chlamydia trachomatis PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Chlamydia trachomatis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87491

Treponema pallidum PCR

This assay is performed on the QuantStudio™ 7K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Treponema pallidum.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Staphylococcus auerus PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus auerus.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87640

Enterococcus faecalis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Enterococcus faecalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube

Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Eschericihia coli PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Escherichia coli.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Candida krusei PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida krusei.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481

Candida parapsilosis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida parapsilosis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481

Candida tropicalis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida tropicalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481

Candida glabrata PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida glabrata.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481

Candida albicans PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Candida albicans.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87481

Ureaplasma urealyticum PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Ureaplasma urealyticum.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Mycoplasma hominis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array plates performed on the QuantStudio 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Mycoplasma hominis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Mobiluncus curtisii PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Mobiluncus curtisii.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

8779

Prevotella bivia PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Prevotella bivia.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Megasphaera 1 PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Megasphaera 1

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Lactobacillus iners PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Lactobacillus iners.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

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2 - 4 Days

87798

Lactobacillus jensenii PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Lactobacillus jensenii.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Gardnerella vaginalis PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Gardnerella vaginalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87511

Lactobacillus crispatus PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Lactobacillus crispatus.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

BVAB2 PCR

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Day

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Atopobium vaginae PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Atopobium vaginae.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Day

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87798

Staphylococcus agalactiae PCR

This assay is run on Open Array® plates performed on the QuantStudio™ 12K Flex Real Time PCR system for the detection and identification of Staphylococcus agalactiae.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are: •ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•Copan eSwab
•BD eSwab
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 8°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 8°C are anticipated, use cool pack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 10 Days
•Copan eSwab: 10 Days
•BD eSwab: 10 Days
•BD Gray top urine C&S tube: 7 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87653

Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1/2 DNA

This assay utilizes loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology to detect Herpes Symplex Virus 1 and Herpes Simplex Virus 2 genome in symptomatic patients.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• Viral Transport Media

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 24°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 24°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•SimpleSwab™: 15 Days
•BD eSwab: 15 Days
•Viral Transport Media: 15 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

1 - 2 Days

87529(x2)

CF60 Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen PCR

The Luminex xTAG Cystic Fibrosis 60 v2 (CF 60 panel) is an FDA-cleared device used to simultaneously detect and identify a panel of mutations and variants in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance (CFTR) gene in human blood specimens. The mutations analyzed include: dF508, dI507, G542X, G85E, R117H, 621+1G>T, 711+1G>T, N1303K, R334W, R347P, A455E, 1717-1G>A, R560T, R553X, G551D, 1898+1G>A, 2184delA, 2789+5G>A, 3120+1G>A, R1162X, 3659delC, 3849+10kbC>T, W1282X, 1078delT, 394delTT, Y122X, R347H, V520F, A559T, S549R(T>G), S549N, 1898+5G>T, 2183AA>G, 2307insA, Y1092XC>A, Y1092XC>G, M1101K, S1255X(ex.19), S1255X(ex.20), 3876delA, 3905insT, CFTR dele2,3, E60X, R75X, 406-1G>A, G178R, L206W, 935delA, G330X, Q493X, 1677delTA, 2055del9>A, 2143delT, K710X, Q890X, 3199del6, R1066C, W1089X, D1152H, R1158X, 3791delC, S1196X, 5T, 7T, 9T, F508C, 1507V (1651A/G), and I506V.

Whole blood specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•EDTA - minimum volume 1 mL

Specimens can be shipped with cool pack and stored at 2 - 8°C. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•EDTA: 5 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

3 - 5 Days

81220

Trichomonas RNA - Hologic Panther

This assay is a qualitative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for the detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Trichomonas vaginalis.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 ml of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 14 days containing SurePath™ aliquot, 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab: 30 days
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 12 Days
• BD eSwab: 12 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87661

HPV High Risk DNA - Roche Cobas

This assay utilizes amplification of target DNA by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the detection of 14 high-risk (HR) HPV types in a single analysis. The test specifically identifies types HPV 16 and HPV 18 while concurrently detecting the rest of the high risk types (31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66, and 68). HPV High Risk test are performed and reported in conjunction with HPV 16, 18, and other 12-pooled genotypes.

Cervical Specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2-4 Days

87624

HPV High Risk RNA - Hologic Panther

This assay is a nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of E6/E7 viral messenger RNA (mRNA) from 14 high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV) in cervical specimens. The high-risk HPV types detected by the assay include 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 66, and 68. This assay does not discriminate between the types. Studies show that targeting E6/E7 mRNA identifies the presence and activity of a high-risk HPV infection. Testing is available with reflex to HPV Genotyping when positive.

Cervical Specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 ml of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87624

HPV Genotyping 16, 18, other 12-pooled DNA - Roche Cobas

This assay utilizes amplification of target DNA by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the detection of 14 high-risk (HR) HPV types in a single analysis. The test specifically identifies types HPV 16 and HPV 18 while concurrently detecting the rest of the high risk types (31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 66, and 68). HPV 16, 18, other 12-pooled genotypes test are performed and reported in conjunction with HPV High Risk.

Cervical Specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2-4 Days

87624

HPV Genotyping 16, 18/45 RNA - Hologic Panther

This assay is a nucleic acid amplification test for the qualitative detection of E6/E7 viral messenger RNA (mRNA) in cervical specimens from women with HPV+ results. This test can differentiate HPV 16 from HPV 18 and/or 45, but not between HPV 18 and 45. Studies show that targeting E6/E7 mRNA identifies the presence and activity of a high-risk HPV infection.

Cervical Specimens. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 ml of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87625 (add 87624 when reflexed from HPV High Risk)

Gonorrhea DNA - Roche Cobas

This assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test that utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of Neisseria gonorrhea (NG). Testing is also available in combination with Chlamydia.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit"

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87591

Gonorrhea RNA - Hologic Panther

This assay is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test that utilizes target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Neisseria gonorrhea (NG). Testing is also available in combination with Chlamydia detection.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 mL of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab
• APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
•ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
•APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 14 days containing SurePath™ aliquot, 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot
•APTIMA® Unisex Swab: 30 days
•APTIMA® Vaginal Swab: 30 days
•APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87591

Vaginosis Panel PCR

This assay utilizes DNA extraction followed by multiplex PCR and automated microcapillary electrophoresis for the dection and identification of the causative agents for vaginitis: Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Cervical or vaginal swab collections. Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• SurePath™ Pap Vial
Please clearly label vaginal swab collections into a ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial as VAGINAL.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 24°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 24°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 21 Days
• SurePath™ Pap Vial: 21 Days
• SimpleSwab™: 5 Days
• BD eSwab: 5 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

3 - 5 Days

87481, 87511, 87661

Vaginosis Panel DNA Direct - BD Affirm

This assay is a nucleic acid hybridization DNA probe test for detection and identification of the causative agents for vaginitis: Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS) Swab.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS) Swab: 72 hours Preservative included in swab kit must be added to specimen vial at time of collection.
• SimpleSwab™: 5 Days
• BD eSwab: 5 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

1 - 2 Days

87480, 87510, 87660

Group B Strep (GBS) DNA

This assay utilizes loop-mediated isothermal DNA amplification (LAMP) technology to detect Streptococcus agalactiaeby targeting a segment of the Streptococcus agalactiaegenome.

Vaginal and rectal sample collection should be performed in accordance with published guidelines for collection of clinical specimens for culture of Group B Streptococcus. Acceptable specimen collection/tranpsoprt containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab *

*Reflex to Penicillin Resistance and Sensitivity testing can be performed off the BD™ ESwab or SimpleSwab specimen and ordered on the WHL requisition.

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 4 - 25°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 25°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• BD™ Liquid Amies Elution Swab (ESwab) Collection and Transport System: 48 hours
• SimpleSwab™: 4 Days
• BD eSwab: 4 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 3 Days

87653

Chlamydia DNA - Roche Cobas

This assay is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test that utilizes Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization for the qualitative detection of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Testing is also available in combination with gonorrhea detection.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Female Swab Sample Kit: 30 days
• COBAS® PCR Urine Sample Kit: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87491

Chlamydia RNA - Hologic Panther

This assay is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test that utilizes target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Chlamydia trachomatis (CT). Testing is also available in combination with gonorrhea detection.

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• ThinPrep® Pap Vial
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube containing 1 ml of ThinPrep® or SurePath™ Pap Vial contents (vortex vial before transfer)
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab
• APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:

• ThinPrep® Pap Vial: 30 days
• APTIMA® Specimen Transfer Tube: 14 days containing SurePath™ aliquot, 30 days containing ThinPrep® aliquot
• APTIMA® Unisex Swab: 30 days
• APTIMA® Vaginal Swab: 30 days
• APTIMA® Urine Transport Tube: 30 days
• SimpleSwab™: 10 Days
• BD eSwab: 10 Days

Click here to reference the specimen rejection criteria.

2 - 4 Days

87491

Methodology Test Name Test Description Specimen Requirements Storage and Transport Specimen Rejection Criteria Turn Around Time (TAT) CPT Codes*

*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.