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Test Code VAGCAN Vaginitis with Candida (Six species)

Performing Laboratory

LabCorp of Raritan, NJ

Methodology

Nucleic acid amplification (NAA)

 Includes: Bacterial vaginosis (Atopobium vaginae, BVAB 2; Megasphaera 1); Candida albicans; Candida glabrata; Candida tropicalis; Candida parapsilosis; Candida lusitaniae; Candida krusei; Trichomonas vaginalis

                

Reference Values

Negative

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Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Gen-Probe® Aptima® swab (item # 301162 )

Specimen: One Swab(Orange or Purple label)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

 

Collection: Vaginal swab: Collect vaginal fluid sample using the Gen-Probe® Aptima® swab by contacting the swab to the lower third of the vaginal wall and rotating the swab for 10 to 30 seconds to absorb fluid. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube and carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube. Tightly screw on the cap.

 

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  1559855

CPT Code Information

87481 x 6

87798 x 3

87661

 

 

Useful For

This test is intended to be used as an aid to the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in women with a clinical presentation consistent with this disorder. The BV test utilizes semiquantitative PCR analysis of the three most predictive marker organisms (Atopobium vaginae, BVAB-2, and Megasphaera-1) to generate a total score that correlates directly with the presence or absence of BV. In this test system, samples with a total score of 0 to 1 are considered negative for BV, samples with a score of 3 to 6 positive for BV, and samples with a score of 2 indeterminate for BV. Detect the presence of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida lusitaniae, and Candida krusei DNA in vaginal samples as an aid to the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis in symptomatic women. Also used in the diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis infections.