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Atopobium vaginae
Specimen Type: Vaginal / lateral vaginal wall
Specimen Collection: Incyte Swab (preferred collection device) and SurePath or Thin Prep vial, Uniswab is acceptable
Collection Procedure: Aseptically remove sterile swab from package. Collect specimen by vigorously swabbing the lateral vaginal wall. Aseptically remove cap from vial. Place swab in transport medium and break off swab against rim of the tube. Replace cap. Close tightly. Include patient name and 2nd identifier on vial.
Required Info: Complete the Incyte requisition with the patient's demographics and short clinical summary. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, as well as source/site.
Specimen Stability: Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 21 days. Additional testing can be added for up to 28 days after initial testing is performed.
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens; specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin), or expired vials. Excess lubricant can invalidate the specimen.
Department: Molecular Pathology
Method: Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turn Around: 1 - 2 days from submission, SurePath specimens are 3 - 4 days from submission
Performed: Monday - Saturday
Test Includes: Processing and interpretive report
Retention: Specimen is retained for 28 days from initial testing.
CPT Code: 87798

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