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Test Code VAGPN VAGINITIS DNA PANEL

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID                         VAGPN                             
EPIC LAB11416

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Detecting the presence and identification of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Trichomonas vaginalis, and clinically significant levels of Gardnerella vaginalis often found in samples from patients with vaginosis/vaginitis

The detection of any of these organisms coupled with other clinical findings will aid the physician in the diagnosis of vaginitis/vaginosis.

Method Name

Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reference Values

Negative

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Report Available

1 Day

Profile Information

Individual Test Description

CANDIDA ALBICANS, DNA
CANDIDA GLABRATA, DNA
GARDNERELLA VAGINALIS, DNA
SOURCE, VAGINITIS
TRICHOMONAL VAGINALIS, DNA

Specimen Type

Submit one of the following:

~ Swab from Affected Area

~ Urine

Preferred Container

Cobas® PCR Collection Kit – (Additional acceptable containers: viral transport medium, thinprep)

Sterile Container

Preferred Volume

Urine: 50 mL (Sterile Container)

Minimum Volume

Urine: 10 mL (Sterile Container)

Specimen Collection and Handling

Submit only one of the following specimens:

VAGINAL SWAB (Preferred Female Specimen):

1. Collect using the Cobas® PCR Sample Collection Kit (Yellow Top Tube), M4, or UTM.

2. Insert dry swab into vagina and rotate 10-30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling.

3. Transfer swab into the tube and break the shaft at the scored line.

4. Leave swab in the transport medium and replace the tube cap securely to prevent leaking.

5. Label the transport tube according to policy and transport to the lab for testing.

6. Send refrigerated.

URINE (Accepted, but not preferred specimen type):

1. Patient must not have urinated for at least 2 hours prior to sampling.

2. Collect 10-50 mL of first catch urine (first part of the stream) in a sterile container without preservatives.

3. Seal the container and label according to policy.

4. Send refrigerated

5. Specimen source is required on the request form for processing.

6. Male urine is acceptable.

Click here to view the Urine Aliquoting Guide for Processing

Rejection Information

Receipt of transport medium with no swab.

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Swab from Affected Area

Refrigerated: 7 Days

Room Temp: 24 Hours

Note: Stability for Urine, M4, M5, and VTM only. Cobas® PCR Collection kit and Thinprep® are stable 30 days at room temperature (15-25°C).

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

87481 Infectious Agent Detection by Nucleic Acid (DNA or RNA), Candida Species, Amplified Probe Technique  
87481 Infectious Agent Detection by Nucleic Acid (DNA or RNA), Candida Species, Amplified Probe Technique  
87511 Infectious Agent Detection by Nucleic Acid (DNA or RNA), Gardnerella vaginalis, Amplified Probe Technique  
87661 Infectious Agent Detection by Nucleic Acid (DNA or RNA), Trichomonas vaginalis, Amplified Probe Technique  

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories