Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. For more specific testing, see Bacterial Vaginosis by TMA (3002582) and Candida glabrata, Candida species, and Trichomonas vaginalis by TMA (3002583). Not recommended for patients under 14 years of age.

For additional STI testing, use Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae by TMA (0060241).

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Patient must be 14 years of age or older.


Vaginal specimen collected with pink swab from Aptima MultiTest Swab Collection kit (ARUP supply #55224 PK/50 or #55229 PK/10) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787.

Specimen Preparation

Place swab in MultiTest Swab Specimen Transport Tube, break shaft at scoreline, then recap tube.

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimen in MultiTest swab transport media without a swab.


Ambient: 30 days; Refrigerated: 30 days; Frozen: 90 days


Qualitative Transcription-Mediated Amplification


Tue, Thu, Sat


1-4 days

Reference Interval

Interpretive Data

See report

Compliance Category



Hotline History


CPT Codes

81513; 87481 x2; 87661


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3002584 Bacterial Vaginosis by TMA 92702-0
3002585 Candida species (other) by TMA 62460-1
3002586 Candida glabrata by TMA 69563-5
3002587 Trichomonas vaginalis by TMA 62461-9
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.


  • Bacterial Vaginosis PCR Panel
  • Candida Species
  • Candida Species DNA Probe
  • Candidiasis PCR
  • Gardnerella vaginalis DNA Probe
  • Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT)
  • T vaginalis PCR
  • Trichomonas vaginalis Amplified
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis DNA Probe
  • Trichomonas vaginalis PCR
  • TV TMA
  • Vaginal Pathogens PCR
  • Vaginosis Panel
Vaginitis Panel by TMA