Vaginitis with STD Panel by NAAT : 1004444

Test Code
VSTDP or 1004444

Alias/See Also
Neisseria gonorrhoeae; Chlamydia trachomatiS; Trichomonas vaginalis; Candida albicans; Candida glabrata

CPT Codes
87491, 87591, 87661, 87481x2

Panel includes Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida albicans, and Candida glabrata.

Vaginal Specimens: APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Kit (Client Supply # B30079)
1. Collect vaginal fluid sample using the Gen-Probe APTIMA vaginal swab kit by contacting the swab to the lower third of the vaginal wall and rotating the swab for 10 to 30 seconds to absorb fluid.
2. Immediately place the swab into the transport tube and carefully break the swab shaft against the side of the tube.
3. Tightly screw on the cap.
4. NOTE: The APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Kit is the only Collection Kit approved for vaginal specimens. DO NOT use the APTIMA Combo 2 Unisex Swab Collection Kit for collecting vaginal specimens.

Cytology (Pap) Vials
1. Obtain cervical scrapings using either ThinPrep (Client Supply # P70098) or SurePath (Client Supply # P490527) fixative according to the Pap smear collection guidelines.
2. Pap (cytology) should be submitted in Cytc ThinPrep vial or SurePath vial, or pre-aliquoted 1mL of either ThinPrep or SurePath liquid cytology media in an APTIMA Specimen Transfer kit tube (green tube) (Client Supply # B11700).

Transport Container
Refer to specimen collection instructions for submission in Aptima transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Aptima Vaginal Swab: Ambient: 60 days; Refrigerated: 60 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Pap Vial: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: Unacceptable

Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT)

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
3-6 days

Reference Range
Target Not Detected (TND)

Clinical Significance
Bacterial, yeast, viral and parasitic infections in women typically cause vaginitis, urethritis, and cervicitis. Common symptoms include vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal irritation, and/or dysuria. However, recurrent and/or untreated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can result in ectopic pregnancy, infertility, and the possible risk of physical and developmental disabilities in fetus, including fetal death in few cases. Healthcare providers must assess the risk of STIs and provide counseling for prevention and treatment for all women of childbearing age. Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT) is analytically more sensitive than culture and antigen detection methods and is recommended for targeted STI screening and prevention. Vaginitis with STD panel provides efficient, accurate and cost-effective testing solutions for vaginitis and STD co-infections using molecular techniques with well-established clinical correlation. This helps physicians to get multiple actionable results in a timely manner using clinically-proven technologies. The panel detects Neisseria gonorrhea, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, detects and differentiates between Candida albicans and Candida glabrata.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.