8478 Vaginal Panel DNA

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Vaginal Swab in BD Max UVE sample buffer tube 8 Days at Room Temperature, 14 Days Refrigerated See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type:Vaginal Swab in BD Max UVE sample buffer tube


BD Max Real-time PCR




Collect swab prior to pelvic, speculum, or bimanual exam. No lubricant should be used. If speculum is used, do not collect specimen at posterior fornix. Lukewarm water may be used to warm and lubricate the speculum. If lubricant must be used, lubricant should be used sparingly (1.8 mm) and applied only to the exterior sides of the speculum blades, avoiding contact with the tip of the speculum. Avoid contact between the swab and the speculum or lubricant. Avoid use of lubricants that contain carbomer (or carbopol polymers). For a complete list of assay limitations, we recommend that you review the manufacturer’s package insert: http://legacy.bd.com/resource.aspx?IDX=35580

Clinical Utility

The BD MAX Vaginal Panel is an automated qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for the direct detection of DNA targets from bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis (qualitative results reported based on detection and quantitation of targeted organism marker), Candida species associated with vulvovaginal candidiasis, and Trichomonas vaginalis form vaginal swabs in patients who are symptomatic for vaginitis/vaginosis.

CPT Codes

87481 x 3, 87801, 87661