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.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Vaginal swabs/scrapings
Container:Sterile tube with saline
Collection Instructions:Vaginal discharge collected with swab and placed in tube of room temperature saline.
Causes for Rejection:Not delivered to the performing laboratory within one hour or received without a swab. ESwabs are not acceptable.

Processing and Shipping

Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory   (CSC Mpls, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)


Reference Range:No Trichomonas, yeast, clue cells or wbc seen.

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