Geisinger Medical Laboratories Test Catalog

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Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB3677         Geisinger Epic ID: 121991

Specimen type:
Vaginal swab
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
Testing is performed only on vaginal specimens.
Special notes:
Cervical specimens are not acceptable. Specimens should not be collected from a patient who has used any vaginal products in the previous 72 hours, e.g., cream, gel, spermicide or douche. Patient Specimen Collection Instructions.

Transport temperature:
Room temperature (15-30°C). Refrigerated (2 to 25°C) also acceptable).
Specimen stability:
Eswab specimen is stable for 72 hours at room temperature(15-30°C) or refrigerated (2 to 25°C).
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labels/identified specimen. Expired collection/transport device/ Collection of specimen with a non-approved swab type. Specimen which exceeds stability limits. Improper specimen type. Specimen received frozen.

Reference interval:
Negative. No Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Gardnerella vaginalis and Trichomonas vaginalis detected.
CPT code(s):
87511,87661,87481 x2
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Molecular detection of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Gardnerella vaginalis and Trichomonas vaginalis.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Bacterial vaginosis panel, vaginosis panel, Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Gardnerella vaginalis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Molecular probe, Molecular detection, PCR.
Clinical significance:
The three main categories of vaginitis are bacterial vaginosis, (BV), yeast vaginitis (candidiasis). And T. vaginalis vaginitis (trichomoniasis). This test will detect all three from a single specimen. Clinical correlation is needed with the detection of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, and Gardnerella vaginalis since these organisms may be associated with colonization.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 12/31/2022

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Barbara Heiter
Frequency: Dail, first shift only
Performed STAT? No
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