Candida Six-species Profile, NAA

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Turnaround Time: 3 - 4 days
CPT Code:


Test Type: Vaginal swab, one swab
Stability Time:



Room temperature

30 days


30 days


Detect the presence of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida lusitaniae, and Candida krusei DNA in vaginal samples as an aid to the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis in symptomatic women

Candida parapsilosis cannot be differentiated from Candida metapsilosis or Candida orthopsilosis using this assay.

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Aptima® vaginal or unisex swab.

Vaginal swab: Collect vaginal fluid sample using the Gen-Probe® Aptima® swab by contacting the swab to the lower third of the vaginal wall and rotating the swab for 10 to 30 seconds to absorb fluid. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube and carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube. Tightly screw on the cap.

Maintain specimen at room temperature or refrigerate (2°C to 30°C).