Name: Gram Stain, Vaginal for bacterial vaginosis
Test Name: Gram Stain, Vaginal for bacterial vaginosis
Health Link Test Code: HCGSVG
LIS Test Code: GSVG
CPT Code(s): 87205
Aids in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. For vaginal specimens, also testing for yeast and Trichomonas is highly recommended.
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 8 hours.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.
Specimen: Vaginal swabs
Collection Container: CultureSwab®
Submit swab of vaginal fluid collected from the posterior vaginal walls or of fluid pooled at the posterior fornix. AVOID THE CERVIX AND CERVICAL DISCHARGE.
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
Negative for bacterial vaginosis.
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Test available only at UWHC locations.
Test not available STAT 10:30 pm to 6:30 am.
Separate specimens must be collected for diagnosis of cervicitis (see Culture, Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Neisseria gonorrhoeae by Amplified Probe Technique).