Wet Prep

Abbrev Code:WPREP   
Order Code:LAB252Order Name:Wet Prep
Synonyms:Trichomonas; Yeast; CLUE Test; Bacterial Vaginosis; WPREP; See KOH
Methodology:Direct microscopic examination
CPT Codes: 87210 x1
Test Includes:Microscopic examination for Trichomonas, yeast, and CLUE cells.
Turnaround Time:Performed daily 24 hours/day. Results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:Provide clinical history on request form. Deliver specimens immediately to lab.
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IDDL (Microbiology/Virology) Collection Container Guidelines

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Vaginal swabs/scrapings; urethral swabs, prostatic secretions
Container:Sterile tube with saline
Collection Instructions:Vaginal discharge, urethral discharge, or prostatic secretions collected with swab and placed in tube of room temperature saline.
Causes for Rejection:Not delivered to the performing laboratory within one hour. ESwabs are not acceptable.

Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca)


Reference Range:

No Trichomonas, yeast, clue cells or wbc's seen.



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