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Vaginitis Panel, reflex to Candida Speciation if Positive (includes Candida, Gardnerella, Trich)


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Test Name
Vaginitis Panel, reflex to Candida Speciation if Positive (includes Candida, Gardnerella, Trich)
Description
Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Candida testing by molecular methods. Candida specication will be performed if the specimen tests positive for Candida species.
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Test Code
78036
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Specimen
Submit only one (1) of the following specimens:
  • ThinPrep® Pap specimen
  • Endocervical swab using APTIMA® Unisex Swab Collection Kit
  • Vaginal swab using APTIMA® Multitest Swab Specimen Kit
Specimen Collection
Storage Requirements
Store specimens at room temperature (15 to 30°C) until transported. DO NOT freeze.
Causes for Rejections
GENERAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Turn Around Time
2-3 days
Limitations
Refer to specific test limitations.
CPT Code
87798, 87511, 87481, add 87481x4 if Candida positive