Vaginal Pathogens DNA Probe
Affirm Test - Candida DNA probe - Trichomonas DNA probe - Gardnerella DNA probe
Detection of three vaginal pathogens, Candida species, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Gardnerella vaginalis
Specimen Collection Requirements
Open the transport package, remove the dropper and break its ampule, dispense ampule fluid into the collection tube. Collect specimen using an unlubricated speculum and the swab provided in the BD Affirm VPIII Ambient Collection System. Swab the posterior vaginal fornix, twist swab against vaginal wall 2-3 times ensuring entire swab circumference has touched vaginal wall. Swab the lateral vaginal wall while removing swab. Immediately place the swab in the Sample Collection tube, break off swab handle at pre-scored mark. Place cap over exposed end of swab and firmly press cap onto tube to snap closed.
Only use Vaginal Pathogens Collection.
For added safety, use the green plastic tool that is included in each box to break the ampule portion of the transport system.
Specimens must be collected and transported in the manufacturer’s test specific kits.
1 swab in VPIII Collection vial, available from Legacy Laboratories
Any source other than vaginal, any collection system other than BD VPIII
Ambient: 3 days; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
1 day after receipt in the Microbiology Lab
All test results should be correlated with clinical data.
87480 Candida DNA probe, 87510 Gardnerella DNA probe, 87660 Trichomonas DNA probe
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