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Updated Test Information:
Incyte swab, vaginal pathogens
MYCO-GH - Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma hominis
Incyte swab (preferred collection device) and SurePath or Thin Prep vial.
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
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.
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Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.
Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 21 days
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Unlabeled specimens. Specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Excess lubricant can ruin the specimen.
Real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
1 days from receipt; SurePath specimens are 34 days from receipt
Specimen DNA is retained for 21 days.
Additional testing can be performed on Incyte swab specimens up to 21 days after submission