Name: Culture, Yeast, Vaginal
Test Name: Culture, Yeast, Vaginal
Health Link Test Code: HCYSTC, HCYSTCS
LIS Test Code: YSTC, YSTCS
CPT Code(s): 87102, 87206
Yeast culture; smear if requested.
Methodology: Culture, Microscopy
Aids in the diagnosis of candidiasis. For vaginal specimens, also testing for Trichomonas and bacterial vaginosis (gram stain) is highly recommended.
Days Performed: Daily.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: Smear/Stain: Calcofluor white stain 8 hours. Culture: Preliminary report 1 day; Final report 2 days.
Specimen: Vaginal swabs
Collection Container: CultureSwab®
Transport specimen to the laboratory within 2 hours of collection.
No Yeast Isolated
Interpretation Type: Expected Results
Wet preps have low sensitivity (50%) for yeast.
Calcofluor White stain is available STAT for ED only (1 hr turnaround time).