Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)

Additional Information:

Epic order code: LAB1230900

CPT Code(s):

Specimen Requirements:

• Aptima Multitest Swab Collection Kit

o Clinician collected vaginal swab using the Aptima Multitest Swab Collection Kit

o Patient collected vaginal swab using the Aptima Multitest Swab Collection Kit

Unacceptable Conditions:

• Swabs or samples collected in any other transport media

• No swab present

Stability (collection to initiation of testing):

• Swab specimens collected in the Aptima Multitest Swab Collection can be stored at 2ºC to 30ºC for up to 30 days

• If longer storage is needed, swab specimens in transport tubes can be stored at
-20ºC or -70ºC for an additional 60 days

Use:

This test is used to detect bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis (BV), including Lactobacillus (L. gasseri, L.crispatus, and L. jensenii), Gardnerella vaginalis, and Atopobium vaginae. This assay does not report individual organisms.

Reported:

4 days from receipt of the specimen

Reference Values:

Negative (interpretative report provided)

Performed:

Monday-Friday

Interpretation Data:

ResultInterpretation
Positive (Detected)BV was detected
Negative (Not Detected)BV was not detected
InvalidInvalid: there was an error in the generation of the result. Specimen should be retested