Wet Prep

CPT: 87210
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Test Includes

Clue cell exam; Trichomonas exam; yeast exam

Special Instructions

Store uninoculated InPouch™ TV test kits at room temperature.

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 2 days

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Microbiology Specimen Collection and Transport Guide

    Specimen Requirements


    Vaginal swab, sedimented first-void male urine, semen, prostatic fluid, or male urethral swab


    Swab or one to two drops of fluid or sedimented urine


    InPouch™ TV transported at room temperature (for as long as 48 hours)


    Specimens are inoculated directly into the culture media with the exception of urine specimens which are first centrifuged at 500xg and the sediment used for inocula. Collect specimens using a cotton swab. To avoid leakage, first move the medium at the top of the InPouch™ downward to the middle of the upper chamber. Tear off plastic above the white closure. In order to admit the swab, open the InPouch™ by pulling the closure tape's middle tabs apart. Insert swab into upper chamber medium of the InPouch™ TV and elute specimen by rubbing swab between the InPouch™ TV walls. Remove the swab and discard. Liquid specimens are added directly to the upper chamber medium of the InPouch™ TV. When specimen inoculation is completed, squeeze the top of the InPouch™ closed, then roll down three rolls and fold tabs over. Keep InPouch™ in an upright position.

    Storage Instructions

    Maintain specimen at room temperature for up to 48 hours; if held longer than 48 hours, incubation at 37°C is required. Do not refrigerate.

    Causes for Rejection

    Specimen received in the laboratory after 48 hours without incubation; expired product; specimen refrigerated; any transport except InPouch™ TV

    Test Details


    Presumptive diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infection


    Microscopic evaluation

    Reference Interval

    Negative for clue cells, Trichomonas, or yeast


    BioMed Diagnostics, www.biomed1.com.

    LOINC® Map

    Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
    180901 Wet Prep 180902 Trichomonas Exam 32766-8
    180901 Wet Prep 180903 Yeast Exam 32765-0
    180901 Wet Prep 180904 Clue Cell Exam 32764-3

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