BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS GRAM STAIN

LAB5232

Collect

Vaginal material collected using eSwab in transport media (LQ Amies).

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; incorrect container; refrigerated or frozen sample.

Test will not be performed on pre-pubescent girls or post-menopausal women (ages <10 and >55 years).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Transport to lab as soon as possible at ambient temperature.

Offsite: Transport to lab as soon as possible at ambient temperature.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Samples should be fresh and maintained at ambient temperature. Refrigerated and frozen samples are unacceptable.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Gram stain using Nugent criteria

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • LAB5232
  • WET PREP

Reference Interval

No evidence of bacterial vaginosis seen.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

CPT Codes

87205

Collection

LAB5232

Collect

Vaginal material collected using eSwab in transport media (LQ Amies).

Unacceptable Conditions

Sample not properly identified; incorrect container; refrigerated or frozen sample.

Test will not be performed on pre-pubescent girls or post-menopausal women (ages <10 and >55 years).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Transport to lab as soon as possible at ambient temperature.

Offsite: Transport to lab as soon as possible at ambient temperature.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Samples should be fresh and maintained at ambient temperature. Refrigerated and frozen samples are unacceptable.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Gram stain using Nugent criteria

Reported

Same day

Synonyms

  • LAB5232
  • WET PREP
Result Interpretation

Reference Interval

No evidence of bacterial vaginosis seen.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Microbiology

Administrative

CPT Codes

87205

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