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BV Panel

Alias/Synonym: Bacterial Vaginosis Panel

CPT Code: 81513

Includes:
Lactobacillus (L. gasseri, L. crispatus, and L. jensenii), Garnerella vaginalis, and Atopobium vaginae
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Vaginal Swab
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
3mL
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
1mL
Transport Container:
Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Rotate swab for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure swab touches vaginal wall.
Specimen Stability:
30 day(s)
Rejection Criteria:
Frozen
Clinical Significance:
Aids in the diagnosis of BV from vaginal swabs in females with a clinical presentation consistent with vaginitis and/or vaginosis.
Limitations:
Turnaround Time:
3-5 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Negative