Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  


Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1242         Geisinger Epic ID: 52893

Specimen type:
Vaginal swab
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Aptima® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit
Specimen required:
0.7 mL; minimum 0.3 mL
Special notes:
Follow the instructions provided in the APTIMA® Vaginal Collection or Multi-Test Collection kit. Remove the swab from the packaging and insert the swab into the vagina about two inches inside the opening. Gently rotate for 10 to 30 seconds, making sure that the swab touches the wall of the vagina so that moisture is absorbed by the swab. Withdraw the swab without touching the skin. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below the tube label. Carefully break the swab shaft at the score line against the side of the tube and discard the top portion of the swab shaft. Tightly screw the cap onto the tube.

Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 14 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.

Additional information:
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
CPT code(s):
87481 x4
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:
C. albicans, DNA; C. glabrata, DNA; C. tropicalis, DNA; C. parapsilosis, DNA.
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Quest test code 16494, SureSwab PCR
Clinical significance:
Test is for the diagnosis of Candida vulvovaginitis.

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