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Detection of Candida species by realtime PCR.
Submit only one (1) of the following specimens:
Endocervical swab using APTIMA
Unisex Swab Collection Kit
Vaginal swab using APTIMA
Multitest Swab Specimen Kit
specimens – please refer to instructions in
Collection of Pap Specimens Using ThinPrep.
Collect material as for a routine Pap specimen; it is important that cervical mucus be removed.
Endocervical swab specimens – please refer to instructions in
Collection of Endocervical Swab Specimens Using the APTIMA
Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit.
Vaginal swab specimens – please refer to instructions in
Collection of Vaginal Swab Specimens Using the APTIMA
Multitest Swab Specimen Kit.
Store specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C) until transported. DO NOT freeze.
Causes for Rejections
swab vial specimens submitted without a swab will be rejected.
Click here for
Specimen Rejection Criteria.
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
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Real time PCR
This assay detects C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis, and C. tropicalis. Other species of Candida are not detected.
Test results may be affected by improper/inadequate specimen collection.