PathAdvantage provides this handy Specimen Container Guide for quick reference.
Download and print a copy here.
What do I put this in?
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ThinPrep vial for
  • Anal pap test
  • GYN pap test
  • HPV
  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Trichomonas Herpes (HSV)
  • Molecular panel testing for BV, Candida Species, and STIs
  • DNA damage test
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Aptima swab for
  • Chlamydia/Gonorrhea/Trichomonas
  • Herpes (HSV)
  • Molecular panel testing for BV, Candida Species, and STIs
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Aptima Urine Vial for
  • Group A Strep screen
  • Group B Strep screen (GBS)
  • GBS culture & sensitivity testing
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BBL Cultureswab for
  • Group A Strep screen
  • Group B Strep screen (GBS)
  • GBS culture & sensitivity testing
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Affirm Swab for
  • Vaginosis panel (Candida, Trich, Gardnerella)
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Formalin Container for
  • Tissue biopsy specimens
  • Soft Bx® specimens (purple device)
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CytoRich® Red fluid vial for
  • EMB brush
  • ECC (endocervical brushing)
  • Soft ECC® specimens (blue device)
  • Non-GYN cytology