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Vaginal Microbial Screen, Affirm

Mnemonic:    [Vag Scrn]
Name:    Vaginal Microbial Screen, Affirm
Specimen:    Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System Testing is done on vaginal fluid specimens from patients with symptoms of vaginitis/vaginosis.

For specimen collection, use only the Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System. Follow package instructions. Place the swab into the sample collection tube within one hour of collection.

The method uses nucleic acid hybridization to detect:
--Candida sp
--Gardnerella vaginalis
--Trichomonas vaginalis
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days ambient.
Reference Range:    Candida sp: Not Detected
 Trichomonas: Not Detected
 Gardnerella: Not Detected
  Method:    Nucleic Acid Hybridization
Note:    A saline sample collected for a Wet Mount cannot be used for this test nor can this sample be used for a Wet Mount. The 2 samples are not interchangeable.
Processing Info:    Testing by this method will be done at CMMC Laboratory.

STAT samples will be processed immediately. The expectation is that they will be reported in approximately an hour after specimen receipt. However, if the analyzer is already running a sample, the turn-around time may be longer.

If routine samples are received in the CMMC lab by 2 PM, the results will be reported by 5 PM. Routine samples will be run in batches throughout the day.

Collection Instructions