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Test Code VAGEX VAGINITIS EXAM

Important Note

An eSWAB must be used for collection of specimen. NO OTHER SWAB IS ACCEPTABLE.

Sample must be received at Reference Lab (UVMMC) by routine courier within 24 hours of collection. This test is NOT available STAT nor will special couriers be hired to transport specimen to UVMMC. Not available on weekends. Contact laboratory for routine courier schedule and plan collection of specimen accordingly.

Other tests for Vaginosis are available without stability issue BUT use different swab. Please search catalog using keyword VAGINITIS.

Vaginitis is primarily caused by Trichomonas, yeast, and bacterial vaginosis.
Culture usually is not warranted. Vaginitis Exam includes Trichomonas Antigen Detection. Bacterial vaginosis is determined by applying a score to the different bacterial morphologies present in the gram smear.

Results found (in Meditech) under Header: OTHER BODY SOURCE

Method

Immunochromatography, Capillary Flow, Gram Stain

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
Gram Smear for Clue Cells and Yeast 87205
Trichomonas 87808

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect

Submit

Stability
Bacterial Collection Kit Variable

Refrigerate

Swab Swab in Collection kit 24 hours

 

UVMHN-Porter Medical Center Note:

Porter Medical Center Collection Note:

An eSWAB must be used for collection of specimen. NO OTHER SWAB IS ACCEPTABLE.

Reference Range

Negative for bacterial vaginosis. If yeast are present they are quantified (few, moderate, many).

Instrumentation

Manual Method

LOINC Code Information

Order Code Reporting Name LOINC Code
VAGEX Vaginitis Exam 43391-2

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Not available STAT

Section

Microbiology-1

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

Yes