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Test Code SQ FERNC,EPIC LAB469 Fern test

Methodology

Slide Evaluation

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Vaginal Fluid                                                                                          

Container/Tube: Microscope slide transported in clean container                                     

Specimen Volume: Microscope slide swabbed with fluids                                                  

Collection Instructions: Obtain vaginal fluid per provider protocol                                      

Additional Information: Avoid contamination with blood

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient /Refrigerate NO /Frozen NO

Reference Values

Positive: fern pattern                                                                                                          

Negative: no fern pattern

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday