​Examples of Rejection Criteria

  • Inappropriate specimen type

  • Insufficient volume for analysis

  • Inappropriate specimen container

  • Improper specimen transport

  • No patient identification on requisition form

  • No patient identification on specimen container or slides

  • Specimen leaked in transport

  • Specimen submitted in incorrect or expired transport media

  • Conflict between patient name on specimen and requisition form

  • Specimen not properly preserved

  • No test ordered on requisition

  • APTIMA® swab vial specimens submitted without a swab will be rejected.

  • APTIMA® urine vials must be filled with urine to the level designated on the tube (between the black lines). Over- or under-filled tubes will be rejected.