Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe

CPT: 87480; 87510; 87660
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Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 3 days

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Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport Guide

Specimen Requirements


Vaginal fluid


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.

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

Test Details


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


DNA probe


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
180026 Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe 46999-9 180027 Candida species 47000-5
180026 Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe 46999-9 180029 Trichomonas vaginalis 6568-0
180026 Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe 46999-9 019054 PDF N/A

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