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Test Code VGTHN VAGINITIS DNA PANEL, ThinPrep®

Additional Codes

Software Test Code
SoftID                          VGTHN                       
EPIC LAB11446

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.

This test is intended only for routine screening of asymptomatic women who are also having a PAP smear. For symptomatic women or if no PAP smear is ordered, use our standard specimen collection kit, the Cobas® PCR Sample Collection Kit (yellow probe) and order test code VAGPN.

Clinical Significance

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

Maximum Laboratory Time

8 Days

Profile Information

Individual Test Description

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

Specimen Collection and Handling

1. Collect specimen as directed in the ThinPrep® package insert.

2. Place the specimen directly into a liquid medium PreservCyt® vial and mix vigorously to release material. PreservCyt® vial is supplied by NorDx.

3. Forward promptly to laboratory at ambient temperature.

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  
87798 Infectious Agent Detection by Nucleic Acid (DNA or RNA), not Otherwise Specified, Amplified Probe Technique, each Organism  

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories