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Escherichia coli by Real-Time PCR
Collect: OneSwab© OR UroSwab© (males and females) OR ThinPrep®
Step 1. Firmly, yet gently, sample the endocervical canal with the sterile swab rotating it 360' for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sample. When sampling a crusted over lesion, moisten the swab in sterile saline prior to taking the sample.
Step 2. remove the swab and place into the vial. Break the shaft at molded break point and insert into transport medium.
Step 3. To prevent leakage, be sure the swab fits into the vial prior to capping. Tightly cap the vial and label with a name and date of birth.
Step 1. Urine collection shoukld be at least one hour between voids.
Step 2. Have the patient collect a urine sample in a sterile container.
Step 3. Dip the sponge into the urine container.
Step 4. Place the sponge into the vial. To prevent leakage, tightly cap the vial. Label with a name and date of birth.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Stability: Room Temperature: 5 days
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)