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.
The Aptima collection vials are stable at ambient temperature for 60 days after collection. The Incyte swab is stable for 21 days after collection.
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Improper or inadequate patient identification, specimen in expired or incorrect collection vials. In a urine collection, the liquid level must fall between the two black indicator lines on the tube label or the specimen will be rejected. Vials with no swab, swabs that are not part of the collection, and specimens received in incorrect fixative (such as formalin). Orders off ThinPrep and SurePath specimens must arrive prior to testing.
APTIMA TV nucleic acid amplification (NAA) test
1–2 business days from receipt
Specimen is retained for 21 days from initial testing