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Test Code GSBV Gram Stain for Bacterial Vaginosis, Varies

Useful For

Supporting the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis

Method Name

Conventional Gram Stain Procedure and Nugent Scoring System

Reporting Name

Gram Stain for Bacterial Vaginosis

Specimen Type

Varies


Specimen Required


Preferred:

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Specimen Type: Vaginal swab

Collection Container/Tube: Culturette swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies medium)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Specimen Stability Information:

ESwab: Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days/Ambient 7 days

Culturette Swab: Ambient (preferred) 7 days/Refrigerated 7 days

 

Acceptable:

Supplies: Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

Specimen Type: Prepared microscope slide

Source: Vaginal swab

Collection Container/Tube: Culturette swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies medium)

Submission Container/Tube: Slide container

Specimen Volume: Slide

Collection Instructions: Apply original sample to surface of standard microscope slide using appropriate application method (determined by consistency of specimen type) to assure adequate transfer of specimen onto slide. Allow specimen to dry and then methanol or heat-fix the slide. Place in slide container for transport.


Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Varies

Reference Values

One of the 3 following reports dependent on the weighted sum balance of Lactobacillus, Gardnerella/Bacteroides, and Mobiluncus species:

1. Consistent with normal vaginal/urogenital microbiota.

2. Altered vaginal/urogenital microbiota not consistent with bacterial vaginosis. This frequently represents a transitional stage. If signs or symptoms persist, repeat testing is warranted.

3. Consistent with bacterial vaginosis.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

Same day/1 day

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

87205

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
GSBV Gram Stain for Bacterial Vaginosis 14361-0

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
GSBV Gram Stain for Bacterial Vaginosis 14361-0