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Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Specimen Collection Instructions

Detailed, easy to follow instructions will also come in your test kit.

1) Examine the contents of your specimen collection kit

The contents of your specimen
collection kit

  • Urine collection cup
  • Urine specimen collection kit containing a transport tube and a disposable dropper or pipette
  • Shipping biohazard bags
  • A requisition form
  • An order form
  • A piece of tape (More information on this later)
  • A cardboard shipping box



Collecting urine

2) Collect urine and place the cup with the urine on a flat surface.
DO NOT URINATE/PEE FOR AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU COLLECT THE SPECIMEN

  • Hold the cup directly in line with the urine stream.
  • Collect the first part of the urine into the collection cup, approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons or at least one half of the cup.
  • Place the cup with the urine on a flat surface.


3) Use the dropper to place urine in the transport tube.

Transferring specimen

  • Remove the dropper or pipette from your collection kit.
  • Squeeze the bulb on the end of the dropper or pipette between you thumb and your first finger.
  • Place the pointed tip of the dropper or pipette into the cup filled with urine, and then release the bulb.
  • Tilt or slant the dropper or pipette so the urine will flow towards the bulb.
  • Place the pointed end of the dropper or pipette into the tube labeled Transport Tube.
  • Squeeze the bulb between you thumb and your first finger. The urine should flow out of the dropper or pipette into the transport tube.
  • Fill the transport tube so that the urine level is between the black lines on the label.
  • Screw the cap on the transport tube as tightly and evenly as possible.

4) Place the transport tube in the clear plastic biohazard bag.

Transporting specimen to laboratory

  • Place the transport tube into the clear plastic biohazard bag along with the absorbent sheet.
  • Place the plastic biohazard bag into the white biohazard bag.
  • Place this bag into the cardboard shipping box provided in your kit.
  • Keep the order form with your requisition number and password that came in the box. You will need to have this in order to get your results from Private Diagnostics.
  • Complete the required information on the requisition form from the kit. You will need to include your date of birth and the date and time of the collection of the specimen. These steps are very important.
  • An addressed pre-paid Fed Ex box has been provided for you.
  • Complete the information that is highlighted on the requisition form and place your specimen in the box along with the requisition form.
  • Keep the order form with your password.
  • Seal the box with the enclosed tape.
  • Deliver this package to a Fed Ex box or call Fed Ex at 800.463.3339 to schedule a pick up at your location.
  • Your specimen will be shipped directly to Private Diagnostics' certified laboratory.
6) Place everything in the box and deliver to Fed Ex.
5) Complete the requisition form and place it in the envelope with your specimen.


Registering your ID and Pass Code

  • Once an order is placed, an order form is generated by Private Diagnostics, which will include both a customer number and a unique password. To access your lab results you will need both the customer number and the password.
  • On your order form you will find your automatically generated customer number and unique password.
  • You will also need to provide your date of birth and the date and time of your specimen collection on the test requisition form.
  • Keep your customer number and password, located on your order form, in a safe place.
  • Included in your test kit will be instructions on how to obtain your results through our secure website.

Shipping

Your specimen is protected by a plastic biohazard bag, a paper biohazard bag, and finally, a cardboard shipping box. The box has a pre-paid Fed Ex shipping label on it all ready. Simply deliver this package to a Fed Ex box convenient to you. Your specimen is shipped directly to Private Diagnostics' certified laboratory.

Detailed, easy to follow instructions will also come in your test kit

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Please review our precautions page which explains important cautions and warnings for you safety and test accuracy.

 

Herpes Specimen Collection Instructions

 

Detailed, easy to follow instructions will also come in your test kit.

**PLEASE NOTE: THE HERPES TEST IS A LESION SWAB TEST ONLY.**
THIS IS NOT A URINE TEST.

1) Examine the contents of your specimen collection kit

The contents of your specimen collection kit

  • Swab specimen collection kit containing a transport tube and specimen collection swabs. There are two cotton swabs included.
  • Shipping biohazard bags
  • Requisition form
  • Order form
  • A piece of tape.
  • An ice pack that must be frozen for 24 hours before shipping the specimen to the lab. More information on this later.

2) Select a swab and collect your specimen.

Collecting the specimen

Do not delay between the time when you collect the specimen and the time when you mail the specimen. If you do, the test cannot be performed accurately.

  • Open the transport tube
  • From the two swabs choose the one that seems to fit into the lesion (sore) best. Throw the other one away.
  • The sites to collect your specimen from include sores around your sex organs, sores around your mouth or blisters in either area.
  • Place the swab into the liquid in the transport tube just enough to moisten the cotton tip.
  • Put the top back on the transport tube and set aside for now.
  • Briskly rub the tip and side of the cotton head of the swab on the lesion. This collects the cells for the specimen. Please remember what the location of the sore is as this has to be noted on the requisition form.

3) Place the cotton swab in the transport tube.

Transferring the specimen

  • Take the cotton swab that you have swabbed on the lesion with and place it into the transport tube. It should sit in the bottom of the tube in the liquid.
  • Twirl the swab and squeeze it against the side of the tube to make sure the specimen drops into the fluid.
  • Break off the handle of the swab so that it sits ½ inch below the top of the tube when you drop it in.
  • Replace the lid on the transport tube and screw on evenly and tightly to avoid leakage.
4) Break off the handle of the swab so it sits 1/2 inch below the top of the tube.
5) Replace the lid of the transport tube securely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



6) Place the transport tube in the clear plastic biohazard bag.

Transporting specimen to laboratory

  • Place the Transport Tube into the clear plastic biohazard bag.
  • Seal this bag.
  • Place the plastic biohazard bag into the white biohazard bag
  • Seal this bag.
  • Place this bag into the styrofoam shipping box provided in your kit.
  • The ice gel pack must be frozen for 24 hours prior to shipping.
  • You must ship this specimen immediately.
  • Keep the order form with your requisition number and password that came in your kit. You will need to have this in order to get your results from Private Diagnostics.
  • Complete the required information on the requisition form from the kit. You will need to include your date of birth, the date and time of the collection of the specimen and also the specimen location on your body. These steps are very important.
  • 7) Complete the requisition form, place everything in the box and deliver to Fed Ex.
    An addressed prepaid Fed Ex box has been provided for you.
  • Complete the information that is highlighted on the requisition form and place your specimen in the box along with the requisition form.
  • Seal the box with the enclosed tape.
  • Deliver this package to a Fed Ex box or call Fed Ex at 800.463.3339 to schedule a pick up at your location.
  • Your specimen will be shipped directly to Private Diagnostics' certified laboratory.


Registering your ID and Pass Code

  • Once an order is placed, an order form is generated by Private Diagnostics, which will include both a customer number and a unique password. To access your lab results you will need both the customer number and the password.
  • On your order form you will find your automatically generated customer number and unique password.
  • You will also need to provide your date of birth and the date and time of your specimen collection on the test requisition form.
  • Keep your customer number and password, located on your order form, in a safe place.
  • Included in your test kit will be instructions on how to obtain your results through our secure website.

Shipping

Your specimen is protected by a plastic biohazard bag, a paper biohazard bag, and finally, a cardboard shipping box. The box has a pre-paid Fed Ex shipping label on it all ready. Simply deliver this package to a Fed Ex box convenient to you. Your specimen is shipped directly to Private Diagnostics' certified laboratory.

Detailed, easy to follow instructions will also come in your test kit

 

Order Now

 


Please review our precautions page which explains important cautions and warnings for you safety and test accuracy.