Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe

CPT: 87480; 87510; 87660
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Test Details

Use

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

Methodology

DNA probe

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Vaginal fluid

Volume

Swab placed in Affirm transport system

Container

Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS)

Collection

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.

Storage Instructions

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

LOINC® Map

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

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