Haemophilus ducreyii

Alphabetical Test listing

Haemophilus ducreyii-994

Haemophilus ducreyii
Swab of lesion

Contact the MN Department of Health laboratory at (651) 201-5073 prior to requesting this test.

Successful culture of H. ducreyi is dependent upon strict observance of collection and transport conditions.

Aptima Multitest swab collection kit

  1. Partially peel open the swab package and remove the swab. Do not touch the soft tip or lay the swab down. If the soft tip is touched, the swab is laid down, or the swab is dropped, use a new collection kit.
  2. Hold the swab, placing your thumb and forefinger in the middle of the swab shaft covering the score line. Do not hold the swab shaft below the score line.
  3. Carefully swab the lesion
  4. While holding the swab in the same hand, unscrew the cap from the tube, taking care not to spill the contents of the tube. If the contents of the tube are spilled, use a new collection kit.
  5. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the score line is at the top of the tube.
  6. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube.
  7. Immediately discard the top portion of the swab shaft.
  8. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube.

Freeze immediately following collection


Aptima Multitest swab specimen collection kit


Aptima Unisex swab collection kit.

  1. Use the specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in package with green printing) to swab the lesion.
  2. Remove the cap from swab specimen transport tube and immediately place specimen collection swab into specimen transport tube.
  3. Carefully break swab shaft at score line and discard the top portion of the swab shaft; use care to avoid splashing contents.
  4. Tightly re-cap the specimen transport tube tightly.

Aptima Unisex swab specimen collection kit


Frozen (strict)

MN Department of Health (MDH): R-NX
7 days