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Mycoplasma genitalium
Specimen Type: Cervical
Specimen Collection: Incyte Swab (preferred collection device) and SurePath or Thin Prep vial.
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. Write patient information on vial.
Required Info: Complete the Incyte Request Form 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
Unacceptable Specimen: Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Excess lubricant can ruin the specimen.
Department: Molecular Pathology
Method: Real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turn Around: 1 - 2 days from submission
Performed: Monday - Saturday
Test Includes: Processing and interpretive report
Retention: Specimen DNA is retained for 28 days.
CPT Code: 87798

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