Specimen Requirements

Title

STI 4 Panel

Specimen Requirement

Male Collection:
Collect urine in a sterile screw capped container (2 mL minimum) or an Abbott Multi-Collect transport tube. If using a multi-collect transport tube, urine level must fall within the box on the side of the transport tube.

Alternate specimen: Urethral swab in an Abbott Multi-collect transport tube.

Female Collection:
Collect Urethral or vaginal swab in an Abbott Multi-collect transport tube.
Urine is not acceptable for Mycoplasma testing on females.

If swab is collected, indicate source on tube.

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability

Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 60 days

Reference Range

Negative

Turnaround

1-2 days

Clinical Use

Used for the qualitative detection and differentiation of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG).

Test Code

STI4P