For Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae PCR please use the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit for:
PLEASE DO NOT PIERCE THE ORANGE CAP. PLEASE REMOVE THE ORANGE CAP AND REPLACE AFTER ADDITION OF SAMPLE. PIERCING THE ORANGE CAP RESULTS IN LEAKAGE, IT WILL RESULT IN THE SAMPLE BEING DISCARDED, WITHOUT A RESULT BEING PROVIDED DUE THE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK TO LABORATORY STAFF.
Please see the full details regarding the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit at the website below, images are used to assist staff with identifying which collection tube to submit different sample types: https://www.abbottmolecular.com/products/infectious-diseases/realtime-pcr/multi-collect-specimen-kit.html
Eye swabs however must be submitted in Viral PCR Sample Solution (VPSS) and NOT using the Abbott multi-collect specimen collection kit for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing.