Bacterial Vaginosis by Gram Stain


Sunquest Code:GRAM  
Epic Code:LAB250Epic Name:Gram Stain
Methodology:Gram stain
CPT Code:87205
Test Includes:Microscopic exam of gram stained vaginal swab specimen. Patients age 15 and older.
Turnaround Time:Performed 24 hours/day; results are reported within 24 hours from receipt in IDDL.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen site on request form.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Vaginal, patients age 15 and older.
Collection Instructions:Collect vaginal swab using white cap CoPan Eswab.
Contraindications:Diagnosis for bacterial vaginosis is done by gram stain only per the recommendation of National Regulatory bodies. A routine bacterial culture will not be done. If clinically relevant, a Group B Streptococcus and/or yeast culture can be requested separately.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Lab-Microbiology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Nugent score 0-3; normal vaginal flora
Use:Diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis does not require a culture.


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