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VGTHN
VAGINITIS DNA PANEL, THIN PREP

Test Code VGTHN 
Test VAGINITIS DNA PANEL, THIN PREP 
Methodology RT-PCR 
Description This test is intended only for routine screening of asymptomatic women who are also having a PAP smear. For symptomatic women or if no PAP smear is ordered, use our standard specimen collection kit, the cobas® PCR Sample Collection Kit (yellow probe) and order test code VAGPN.

Detects and identifies the presence of Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Trichomonas vaginalis, and clinically significant levels of Gardnerella vaginalis often found in samples from patients with vaginosis/vaginitis. The detection of any of these organisms coupled with other clinical findings will aid the physician in the diagnosis of vaginitis/vaginosis. 

Specimen
THIN PREP® COLLECTION METHOD
1. Collect specimen as directed in the Thin Prep® package insert.
2. Place the specimen directly into a liquid medium PreservCyt® vial and mix vigorously to release material. PreservCyt® vial is supplied by NorDx.
3. Forward promptly to laboratory at ambient temperature only. 
Reference Values Negative 
Analytic Time 1 Day; Maximum Laboratory Time - 8 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
CPT Code(s) 87481  Candida Albicans
87481  Candida Glabrata
87511  Gardnerella Vaginalis
87661  Trichomonas Vaginalis