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Lab Test Dictionary

SureSwab, Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis (15509)


Realt-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction; Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

Vaginal Swab

Container Type

APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=7 Days; Refrigerated=7 Days; Frozen=30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Transport tubes with 2 swabs; Transport tubes with Non-APTIMA swabs; Swab transport tubes with no swab; Specimens in broken containers; Swab submitted in viral transport media; Pap vials; Male specimens

Included Tests

SureSwab Bacterial Vaginosis DNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR, SureSwab Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA and SureSwab, Candidiasis, PCR.

CPT Codes

87481 (x4), 87512, 87661, 87799 (x3)