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Test Code SQ ZWETPR, EPIC LAB252 Wet Prep

Methodology

Microscopic
Includes trichomonas, yeast, and clue cells for Gardnerella.

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 2 hours of collection.

 

Specimen Type: Varies

Container/Tube: Swab Transport System BBL CultureSwab
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions:

1. Aseptically collect specimen.

2. Carefully insert swab into vagina about 2 inches past introitus and gently rotate swab for 10 to 30 seconds.

3. Return swab to sterile BBL CultureSwab.

Additional Information: Specimen source is required.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Reference Values

Reported as positive or negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87210