Bacterial Vaginosis (Sialidase), Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, NAA, Vaginal Yeast Culture

Test ID: 

705738

CPT code:

87102, 87491 ,87591, 87661, 87905

Synonyms:

BV (Sialidase)

Ct/Ng/Tv (NAA)

Vaginal Yeast (Culture)

Clinical Use:

BV (sialidase) activity: Enzyme activity test for use in the detection of vaginal fluid specimens for sialidase activity, an enzyme produced by bacteria associated with bacterial vaginitis, including Bacteroides spp, Prevotella spp, and Mobiluncus spp, and some G vaginalis. In a recent study, Bradshaw et al demonstrated the test to be 88% sensitive and 95% specific.

Specimen Type:

Vaginal fluid

Requested Volume: 

Multiple swab specimens

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Copan double swab in Amies liquid medium and Aptima® unisex swab transport.

Collection:

Using transport swabs provided, collect vaginal fluid sample by contacting the lower one-third of the vaginal wall, rotating for 10 to 20 seconds to absorb fluid. Immediately place the swabs into the transport tubes. For the Aptima® swab, carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube. Tightly screw on the cap.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature or refrigerate (2°C to 30°C).

Specimen Storage Stability:

Room temperature: 14 days 

Refrigerated: 14 days 

Frozen: Not established

Rejection Criteria

Specimen collected or transport other than previously described; unlabeled specimens or those with a discrepancy between the specimen label and the test request form; Aptima® Combo 2 (AC2) swab specimen transport tube with two swabs or swab not supplied by Gen-Probe® or no swab; UTM transport from an inappropriate site; vaginal swab devices from patients younger than 16 years of age; ProbeTec™ swabs.

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