VAGINAL PATHOGENS DNA PROBE

Mnemonic

VAGDNA

Synonym

Affirm Test - Candida DNA probe - Trichomonas DNA probe - Gardnerella DNA probe

Includes

Detection of 3 vaginal pathogens, Candida species, Trichomonas vaginalis, and Gardnerella vaginalis

Guidelines

The only acceptable source for this test is vaginal.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Only use the BD Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Collection System

Handling

Specimens must be collected and transported in the manufacturer’s test specific kits.

Minimum Volume

1 swab in VPIII Collection vial, available from Legacy Laboratories

Transport

Ambient (20-25°C)

Rejection Criteria

Any source other than vaginal, any collection system other than BD VPIII

Stability

Ambient: 3 days, Refrigerated: 3 days, Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Nucleic Acid Probe

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

87480 Candida DNA probe, 87510 Gardnerella DNA probe, 87660 Trichomonas DNA probe

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:33 AM