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Test Code SQ ZSCORE, EPIC LAB5096 Bacterial Vaginosis Smear

Methodology

Stain

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Vaginal discharge

Container/Tube: Culturette with one or two swabs

Additional Instructions:

  Specimen should be sent as soon as possibie, preferably within 24 hours.

  If additional testing requested on specimen, both swabs in culturette are required.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Reference Values

Results will be reported as one of the following interpretive comments:

   Normal, Indicative of endogenous flora

   Intermediate, Normal flora displaced but not diagnostic

   Abnormal, Normal flora displaced. May suggest bacterial (nonspecific) vaginosis.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87205