Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis

Last Modified: 1/30/2020 12:58:27 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1 Vaginal swab in APTIMA® Transport Tube
Collection Instructions: Follow the instructions provided in the APTIMA® Vaginal Swab Collection Kit.

Remove the swab from the packaging and insert the swab into the vagina about two inches inside the opening. Gently rotate for 10 to 30 seconds, making sure that the swab touches the wall of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab. Withdraw the swab without touching the skin. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below the tube label. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube and discard the top portion of the swab shaft. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube.
Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (transport)
7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Transport tubes with 2 swabs • Transport tubes with non-Aptima® swabs • Swab submitted in viral transport media • Pap vials • Male specimens
Reference Range:

SureSwab® Bacterial Vaginosis DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR 

Lactobacillus species See Laboratory Report
Atopobium vaginae See Laboratory Report
Megasphaera species See Laboratory Report
Gardnerella vaginalis See Laboratory Report

SureSwab®, Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA 
T. vaginalis RNA,QL TMA Not detected

SureSwab®, Candidiasis, PCR 
C. albicans, DNA Not detected
C. glabrata, DNA Not detected
C. tropicalis, DNA Not detected
C. parapsilosis, DNA Not detected

Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction • Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Clinical Significance: To diagnose the causative agent(s) of vaginosis/vaginitis.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: SSBV
EPIC Test Code: LAB2968
Send Out Test Code: 15509
Alternate Test Names: Bacterial Vaginosis; Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis ; SureSwab®, Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis
Included Tests:

Bacterial Vaginosis DNA, Quantitative; Candidiasis, PCR; Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative; 

CPT Coding: 87481 (x4), 87512, 87661, 87799 (x3)

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