Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry
Vaginal washing or vaginal swab
Sterile container containing 1.0 mL sterile (nonbacterial) saline, or BBL Culture Swab.
Cause for rejection:
Insufficient Specimen; Eswab, Swabs with cotton tips, or wooden shafts are not acceptable.
Ambient <24hrs or Refrigerated (up to 36hrs)
Swabs from vagina are placed back in culturette or placed in sterile vial containing 1.0 mL sterile (nonbacteriostatic) saline.
Validated for vaginal specimens.