The assay may be used to test the following specimen types: clinician-collected and self-collected (in a clinical setting) vaginal swabs, clinician-collected endocervical swabs, female and male urine, clinician-collected male urethral swabs, and self-collected (in a clinical setting) penile meatal swabs (Table 2).14 For females, a vaginal swab is the preferred specimen type because it yields higher clinical sensitivity than other specimen types for detecting Mgen; however, female urine or clinician-collected endocervical swabs may be used as alternative specimens when vaginal swab specimens are not available. If female urine or clinician-collected endocervical swab specimens test negative, testing with a vaginal swab may be indicated if Mgen infection is suspected. Pap vial is not an acceptable collection device for this test.
|Swab type||Collection device||Collection device label|
|Vaginal swabc||Aptima® multitest collection kit||Orange label|
|Penile Meatal swabc||Aptima® multitest collection kit||Orange label|
|Endocervical swab||Aptima® unisex collection kit||White label|
|Male urethral swab||Aptima® unisex collection kit||White label|
|Male/female urine||Aptima® urine collection kit||Yellow label|