Test Name: Vaginosis Panel

Methodology: DNA Direct - BD Affirm

Test Description

This assay is a nucleic acid hybridization DNA probe test for detection and identification of the causative agents for vaginitis: Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Trichomonas vaginalis.

Specimen Requirements

Acceptable specimen collection/transport containers are:
• SimpleSwab™
• BD eSwab
• BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS) Swab.

Storage and Transport

Specimens can be shipped and stored at 2 - 30°C. If shipping temperatures exceeding 30°C are anticipated, use cool plack. Viability after transfer to collection/transport tube is:
• BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS) Swab: 72 hours Preservative included in swab kit must be added to specimen vial at time of collection.
• SimpleSwab™: 5 Days
• BD eSwab: 5 Days

Specimen Rejection Criteria

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Turn Around Time (TAT): 1 - 2 Days

CPT Codes*: 87480, 87510, 87660

*The CPT codes provided with our Test Descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.