Laboratory Services

Bacterial Vaginosis Panel

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Bacterial Vaginosis Panel

incyte swab, vaginal pathogens

Test ID


Specimen Type

Vaginal / lateral vaginal wall

Specimen Requirements

Incyte Swab (preferred collection device) or ThinPrep vial.

Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions

Aseptically remove sterile swab from package. Collect specimen by vigorously swabbing the lateral vaginal wall. Aseptically remove cap from vial. Place swab in transport medium and break off swab against rim of the tube. Replace cap. Close tightly. Include patient name and second unique identifier on vial.

Required Information

Complete the Incyte Diagnostics requisition with the patient's demographics and relevant clinical history. Label specimen container with the patient's full first and last name, second unique identifier, and specimen source/site.


Specimen is stable at room temperature for up to 21 days. Additional testing can be added for up to 28 days after initial testing is performed.

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

Unlabeled specimens; specimens in incorrect fixative (such as formalin) or expired vials. Samples collected in SurePath vials. Excess lubricant can invalidate the specimen.

Department (code)

Molecular Pathology


Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Estimated TAT

12 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule



28 days from initial testing

CPT Code(s)

87798 (x4) (Atopobium vaginae, Mobiluncus curtisii, Mobiluncus mulieris, Mycoplasma hominis)
87511 (Gardnerella vaginalis)
87563 (Mycoplasma genitalium)

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