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Vaginitis Panel

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Test Description
Vaginitis Panel
Synonym(s)

Incyte swab, vaginal pathogens

Test ID

VAG-P

Specimen Type

Vaginal / lateral vaginal wall

Specimen Requirements

Incyte swab (preferred collection device) and SurePath or Thin Prep vial, Uniswab is acceptable

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.

Stability

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

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

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

Department (code)

Molecular Pathology

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Estimated TAT

12 business days from receipt; SurePath specimens are 34 business days from receipt

Testing Schedule

Monday–Saturday

Retention

21 days from initial testing

CPT Code(s)

87481 (Candida albicans)


87511 (Gardnerella vaginalis)


87661 (Trichomonas vaginalis)

Additional Information

Additional testing can be performed on Incyte swab specimens up to 21 days after submission.