Test Details

Mnemonic

VATMA

Ordering Code

3400683

CPT-4 Code(s)

81513, 87481 x 2, 87661

Specimen Information

Collect

Vaginal swab

Specimen Preparation

Collect one vaginal swab. Follow instructions in the Aptima® Multitest Collection Kit (Orange
label).

Minimum Volume

1 swab

Transport Temperature

Room temperature

Rejection Criteria

Transport tubes with no swab, with 2 swabs, with non-Aptima® swabs, submitted with swab inverted.

Samples submitted with excess mucus, in Aptima® tubes with pierced lids, in broken containers, in leaking containers, with Swab in viral transport media

Stability

Room temperature: 30 days
Refrigerated: 30 days
Frozen: 60 days

Methodology

Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)
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Reference Range

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), TMA: Negative
Candida species: Not detected
Candida glabrata: Not detected
Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), TMA: Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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