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Expected Turnaround Time
1 - 3 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
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Swab placed in Affirm transport system
Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS)
Break ampule in ATTS reagent dropper and dispense reagent into sample collection tube. Using transport swab provided, obtain a sample from the posterior vaginal fornix. Immediately place swab in collection tube. Break swab shaft at prescored line. Press cap onto collection tube until it snaps in place.
Maintain specimen at room temperature for 72 hours.
Causes for Rejection
Specimen collected or transported other than previously described; specimen more than 72 hours old
DNA probe test intended for use in the detection and identification of Candida sp, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Trichomonas vaginalis nucleic acid in vaginal fluid specimens from patients with symptoms of vaginitis/vaginosis
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|180026||Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe||180027||Candida species||47000-5|
|180026||Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe||180028||Gardnerella vaginalis||6410-5|
|180026||Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe||180029||Trichomonas vaginalis||6568-0|
|180026||Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe||019054||N/A|