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Test Code NBLD0305 Wet Prep

Important Note

The preferred test order for this type of analysis is:

Useful For

The diagnosis of vaginitis due to Gardnerella vaginalisTrichomonas vaginalis, and/or Candida species


Manual Microscopy

Performing Laboratory

Bozeman Health Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Cervix, endocervix, vaginal

Container/Tube: ESwab

Specimen Volume: Adequate amount

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not use lubricant on speculum.
2. Remove excess mucus, blood, and/or examination lubricants from cervix.

3. Insert swab and rotate swab for 15 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling.
4. Return swab to transport tube.

5. Label tube with patient’s name (first and last), date and actual time of collection, and type of specimen.


Specimen Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Copan Swab Ambient 24 hours
ESwab Ambient

48 hours


Reference Values

Clue Like Cells: None Seen

Trichomonas: None Seen

Yeast Wet Prep: None Seen

WBC Wet Prep: Few, None Seen

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


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