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Vaginitis/Vaginosis, DNA Probe

Test ID: 


CPT code:

87480, 87510, 87660

Clinical Use:

DNA probe test intended for use in the detection and identification of Candida sp, Gardnerella vaginalis, and Trichomonas vaginalisnucleic acid in vaginal fluid specimens from patients with symptoms of vaginitis/vaginosis

Specimen Type:

Vaginal fluid

Requested Volume: 

Swab placed in Affirm transport system

Container Type: 

Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ATTS)


Break ampule in ATTS reagent dropper and dispense reagent into sample collection tube. Using transport swab provided, obtain a sample from the posterior vaginal fornix. Immediately place swab in collection tube. Break swab shaft at prescored line. Press cap onto collection tube until it snaps in place.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature for 72 hours.

Rejection Criteria

Specimen collected or transported other than previously described; specimen more than 72 hours old

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