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Detection of Treponema pallidum by realtime PCR.
Swab of a lesion using either an APTIMA
unisex swab or vaginal swab or viral transport swab
Swab the lesion using sufficient pressure to ensure good contact of the swab with the lesion. Gently rotate the swab.
Remove the cap from the specimen transport tube.
Immediately place the swab into the transport tube. Carefully break the shaft against the side of the tube at the scoreline.
Discard the top portion of the swab shaft. Tightly re-cap the transport tube.
Store and transport specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C).
Causes for Rejections
swab vial specimens submitted without a swab will be rejected. Click here for
Specimen Rejection Criteria
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Turn Around Time
Real time PCR
Test results may be affected by improper/inadequate specimen collection.