What is APTIMA testing?

The APTIMA Assay for Chlamydia trachomatis is a target amplification nucleic acid probe test that utilizes target capture for the in vitro qualitative detection of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) from Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in clinician-collected endocervical, vaginal and male urethral swab specimens, patient-collected …

What does aptima multitest swab test for?

The Aptima® Multitest Swab detects up to 7 infections or disease states at a time. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida species, C. glabrata, Bacterial vaginosis.

When to do test of cure for trichomoniasis?

Conclusions: The optimal timing for T. vaginalis retesting after completion of treatment is 3 weeks for those receiving multidose MTZ and 4 weeks for those receiving single-dose, though sexual reexposure and false negatives should be considered.

What is aptima transport medium?

The Aptima Specimen Transfer Kit consists of transfer tubes containing specimen transport medium (STM) and is intended for the testing of gynecological specimens collected in ThinPrep Pap Test vials containing PreservCyt™ solution.

How do you use aptima swab?

Carefully insert the swab into the vagina about 2 inches (5 cm) past the introitus and gently rotate the swab for 10 to 30 seconds. Make sure the swab touches the walls of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab and then withdraw the swab without touching the skin. 4.

How accurate is the aptima SARS-CoV-2 assay?

The Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay has been designed to minimize the likelihood of false positive test results. However, it is still possible that this test can give a false positive result, even when used in locations where the prevalence is below 5%.

How accurate is the aptima Covid test?

Is an aptima test a PCR test?

The Panther Fusion® SARS-CoV-2 assay is a real-time PCR test and the Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay utilizes our proprietary TMA® technology.

How does the aptima CV/TV assay work?

The Aptima CV/TV assay involves three main steps, all of which take place in a single tube on the Panther system: target capture, target amplification by TMA, and detection of the amplification products (amplicon) by fluorescent labeled probes (torches).

What are the different aptima test kits?

Aptima Assay Fluids Kit (Aptima Wash Solution, Aptima Buffer for Deactivation Fluid, and Aptima Oil Reagent) 303014 (1000 tests) Aptima Auto Detect Kit 303013 (1000 tests) Multi-tube units (MTUs) 104772-02 Panther Waste Bag Kit 902731 Panther Waste Bin Cover 504405 Or Panther Run Kit

How do I use aptima® specimen?

Aptima® Specimen collection and processing guide After sample collection, immediately hold swab in the transport tube so the black score line is at top of the tube. Align the score line with the top edge of the tube and carefully break swab shaft. Visually inspect to confirm the swab is broken at score line. Swab will drop to bottom of the vial.

How does the aptima assay compare to the Panther fusion assay?

the Panther Fusion assay SLT workflow tested with the Aptima assay as compared to the SLT workflow tested with the Panther Fusion assay AST workflow tested with the Aptima assay as compared to the SLT workflow tested with the Aptima N Positive 39 39 38 N Negative 1 1 0 2 2 N Total 40 39 40 % Agreement 97.5% (87.1% 99.6%)-