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8478Vaginal 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
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Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type:Vaginal Swab in BD Max UVE sample buffer tube
Method
BD Max Real-time PCR
Schedule
Monday-Friday
Instructions/Notes
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).
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