Bacterial Vaginosis by Gram Stain

Abbrev Code:BVSTN   
Order Code:LAB803Order Name:Bacterial Vaginosis Smear
Methodology:Gram stain
CPT Codes: 87205 x1
Test Includes:Microscopic exam of gram stained vaginal swab specimen. Patients 15 to 50 years old.
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 15-50 years old.
Container:CoPan ESwab with larger swab
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 Laboratory   (UMMC East Bank)


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

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