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Test Code BVAGP Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis Panel

Specimen Required

Vaginal swab

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 BD AFFIRM ATTS Swab

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours Refrigerated: 72 hours Frozen: Unacceptable

Rejection Due To

Specimen >72 hours old • Swabs received in transport systems other than AFFIRMVPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS) • Received frozen

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Mon-Sat p.m.

Method Name

DNA Probe

Collection Container / Tube

Preferred: AFFIRM™ VPIII ATTS.
Other Acceptable Container: None

Transport / Storage Conditions

Room temperature

Special Instructions

Vaginal swab (One BD AFFIRMATTS swab minimum) from the posterior fornix and the vaginal wall. Place swab immediately in the AFFIRMVPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS).

Reference Values

Trichomonas vaginalis Not detected
Gardnerella vaginalis   Not detected
Candida species  Not detected

CPT Codes

87480, 87510, 87660

Analytic Time

Next day

Alias/See Also

Yeast, Candida,Affirm VPII,Affirm™,Vaginal Infection, Trichomoniasis, Gardnerella,BV/Vaginitis Panel DNA Probe, Trichomonas,LAB2967

Message

Includes
Candida species, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis