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Time Sensitive
Ordering Recommendation

Use to detect common vaginal pathogens associated with vaginitis/vaginosis. Not recommended as stand-alone test for sexually transmitted infection testing or screening.

Mnemonic
VAGP
Methodology

Qualitative Nucleic Acid Probe

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Vaginal fluid. Collect in BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System (ARUP Supply #29624). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Transport swab in BD Affirm™ VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
  Candida Species DNA Probe Negative
  Gardnerella vaginalis DNA Probe Negative
  Trichomonas vaginalis DNA Probe Negative

Interpretive Data

All test results should be correlated with clinical history.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

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

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87480; 87510; 87660

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065157 Candida Species DNA Probe 54142-5
0065161 Gardnerella vaginalis DNA Probe 54143-3
0065166 Trichomonas vaginalis DNA Probe 54144-1
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Aliases
  • Candida Species
  • Candida Species DNA Probe
  • Gardnerella vaginalis DNA Probe
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis DNA Probe
  • vaginosis panel
Vaginal Pathogen Panel by DNA Probe