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Lab Test Dictionary

SureSwab, Bacterial Vaginosis/Vaginitis (15509)

Methodology

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


Specimen Type

Swab

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days

Monday-Saturday

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

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

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)


Revised

09-27-22