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Test Code VAGSCR Vaginitis Screen, LAB3961

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Specimen collection is a critical step.  Personnel collecting vaginal fluid specimens should be well-trained to minimize the possibility of inadequate specimens.  Call the Laboratory to request the Affirm Ambient Temperature Transport.  Separate swabs should be used for other tests, e.g. culture or microscopic slide samples.

 

Specimen Storage and Transportation

The total time between sample collection and proceeding with testing may be no longer than 72 hr when the specimen is stored at ambient conditions (15 to 30°C).  The system has also been qualified for transport use at refrigerated conditions (2 to 8 

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Molecular - DNA probe-based system

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87480 - Candida species, direct probe

87510 - Gardnerella vaginalis, direct probe

87787 - Trichomonas vaginalis, direct probe