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Test Code CNPCR Vaginal - Candida PCR

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB14000

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Collection Container/Type (Preferred): BD Molecular Swab Collection Kit

Submission Container/Tube: BD Molecular Swab Buffer

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Remove the sterile swab from its sheath, taking care not to contaminate the tip or shaft. Do not lay the swab down on any surface. If the swab tip is touched or if the swab is laid down, discard it and use a new collection kit. 
  2. Check for presence of the swab tip. If the swab has no tip, discard it and request a new BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube.
  3. Hold the swab by the white cap. Gently slide the swab no more than 2 inches into the vagina. If the swab does not slide easily, gently rotate the swab while it is pushed. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab.
  4. Rotate the swab for 10–15 seconds.
  5. Withdraw the swab without touching the skin.
  6. Uncap the BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube and fully insert the swab into the tube so that the tip is at the bottom.
  7. Grasping the swab by the cap, carefully break the swab shaft at the score mark. Use caution to avoid splashing of the tube contents.
  8. Tighten the cap securely on the BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube. In the event that the swab shaft is too long to allow closing the tube securely, perform specimen collection again using a new swab.
  9. Label the BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube with patient information and date/time collected.
    Note: Be careful not to obscure the barcodes on the tube. Some squares must be visible.
  10. Use the viewing window on the BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube label to ensure the swab specimen was added to the tube.

Additional Information:

  1. Vaginal specimens on patients > 18 years old.
  2. Swab must be transferred immediately after collection to the BD Molecular Swab Buffer Tube.

 

Specimen Type: Swab

Collection Container/Type (Acceptable): BD Max UVE Specimen Collection Kit

Submission Container/Tube: BD MAX UVE Buffer

Specimen Volume: Swab

Collection Instructions: 

  1. Remove the sterile swab from its sheath, taking care not to contaminate the tip or shaft. Do not lay the swab down on any surface. If the swab tip is touched or if the swab is laid down, discard it and use a new collection kit. Check for presence of the swab tip. If the swab has no tip, discard it and request a new BD MAX UVE Specimen Collection Swab.
  2. Hold the swab by the white cap.
  3. Gently slide the swab no more than 2 inches into the vagina. If the swab does not slide easily, gently rotate the swab while it is pushed. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab.
  4. Rotate the swab for 10–15 seconds.
  5. Withdraw the swab without touching the skin.
  6. Uncap the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube and fully insert the swab into the tube so that the tip is at the bottom.
  7. Grasping the swab by the cap, carefully break the swab shaft at the score mark. Use caution to avoid splashing of the tube contents.
  8. Tighten the cap securely on the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube. In the event that the swab shaft is too long to allow closing the tube securely, perform specimen collection again using a new swab.
  9. Label the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube with patient information and date/time collected.
    Note: Be careful not to obscure the barcodes on the tube. Some squares must be visible
  10. Use the viewing window on the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube label to ensure the swab specimen was added to the tube.

Additional Information:

  1. Vaginal specimens on patients > 18 years old.
  2. Swab must be transferred immediately after collection to the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube.

Specimen Stability

BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer

Room temperature: 21 days

Refrigerated: 21 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

 

BD MAX UVE Buffer

Room temperature: 8 days

Refrigerated: 14 days

Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Incorrect swab received. Swab not submitted in BD Molecular Swab Sample Buffer Tube or BD MAX UVE Buffer tube. No swab present in submitted tube.

Report Available

1-2 days

Clinical Significance

A positive test result does not necessarily indicate the presence of viable organisms and the test cannot be used to assess therapeutic success or failure since target nucleic acids may persist following therapy. Results depend on adequate specimen collection, absence of inhibitors, and sufficient DNA for detection. Lubricants and creams/gels may cause assay inhibition.

Method Name

Real-time polymerase chain reaction

Includes

Detection of Candida group (C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis), Candida glabrata, and Candida krusei DNA

Day(s) Performed

Daily