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Vaginitis Panel, NAT
Test Code: VAGNAT
Synonyms/Keywords
​Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis species, Trichomonas vaginalis, BDMAX, PCR, Vaginitis
Useful For
Intended to aid in the diagnosis of vaginal infections in women with a clinical representation consistent with bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Vaginal fluid only ​UVE collection kit ​one swab ​one swab
Collection Processing Instructions

Specimen Transport/Preparation

NOTE: Wear gloves when handling the BO MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit components and specimens. If gloves come In contact with the specimen, Immediately change them to prevent contamination of other specimens.

Specimens should be collected using the BD MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit and following the BD MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit instruct!ons. For specimens not yet transferred into the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube, prepare the samples for testing following instructions below.

Transfer of Vaginal Swab Specimens to the BO MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube: 
NOTE: Swabs must betransferred from the swab sheath to the BO MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube directly (preferred) or within 2 hours of collection when kept at 2-30 degrees Celsius.

NOTE: Swab specimen transfer workflow.
1. Uncap the BD MAX UVE Samp Ie Buffer Tube and fully insert the swab into the tube so that the tip Is at the bottom.
2. Grasping the swab by the cap, carefully break the swab shaft at the score mark. Use caution to avoid splashing or contamination of the tube contents.
3. Tighten the cap securely on the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube, In the event that the swab shaft is too long to al low closing the tube secure ly, request the collection of a new specimen using a new swab.
4. Label the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube with patient information and date/time collected. NOTE: Be careful not to obscure the barcodes on the tube. 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Vaginal fluid ​ ​Room temperature (2-30 degrees Celsius) ​< 8 days
​Refrigerate (2-8 degrees Celsius) ​<=14 days
Rejection Criteria
Samples from sources other than vaginal
​Frozen samples
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Sunday ​1 day ​PCR Amplification
​*Testing performed once/day.
Sample must be received in the lab by 0400 to be tested same day. ​ ​ ​
Test Information

The test utilizes real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the amplification of specific DNA targets and utilizes fluorogenic target-specific hybridization probes to detect and differentiate DNA from: 

  • Bacterial vaginosis markers (Individual markers not reported) 
              Lactobacillus spp. (L. crispatus and L. jensenii) 
              Gardnerella vaginalis
              Atopobium vaginae
              Bacterial Vaginosis Associated Bacteria-2 (BVAB-2)
              Megasphaera-1

       • Candida spp. (C. Candida spp. (C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis)

  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield ​Negative for all
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87801 ​1 ​Bacterial vaginosis markers
​87481 ​1 ​Candida glabrata
87481​ ​1 ​Candida krusei
​87661 ​1 ​Trichonomas vaginalis
Synonyms/Keywords
​Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis species, Trichomonas vaginalis, BDMAX, PCR, Vaginitis
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Vaginitis Panel, NAT
​Cerner ​Vaginitis Panel, NAT
​COM ​Vaginitis Panel, NAT
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​Vaginal fluid only ​UVE collection kit ​one swab ​one swab
Collection Processing Instructions

Specimen Transport/Preparation

NOTE: Wear gloves when handling the BO MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit components and specimens. If gloves come In contact with the specimen, Immediately change them to prevent contamination of other specimens.

Specimens should be collected using the BD MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit and following the BD MAX UVE Specimen Collection kit instruct!ons. For specimens not yet transferred into the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube, prepare the samples for testing following instructions below.

Transfer of Vaginal Swab Specimens to the BO MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube: 
NOTE: Swabs must betransferred from the swab sheath to the BO MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube directly (preferred) or within 2 hours of collection when kept at 2-30 degrees Celsius.

NOTE: Swab specimen transfer workflow.
1. Uncap the BD MAX UVE Samp Ie Buffer Tube and fully insert the swab into the tube so that the tip Is at the bottom.
2. Grasping the swab by the cap, carefully break the swab shaft at the score mark. Use caution to avoid splashing or contamination of the tube contents.
3. Tighten the cap securely on the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube, In the event that the swab shaft is too long to al low closing the tube secure ly, request the collection of a new specimen using a new swab.
4. Label the BD MAX UVE Sample Buffer Tube with patient information and date/time collected. NOTE: Be careful not to obscure the barcodes on the tube. 

Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Vaginal fluid ​ ​Room temperature (2-30 degrees Celsius) ​< 8 days
​Refrigerate (2-8 degrees Celsius) ​<=14 days
Rejection Criteria
Samples from sources other than vaginal
​Frozen samples
Useful For
Intended to aid in the diagnosis of vaginal infections in women with a clinical representation consistent with bacterial vaginosis, vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis.
Test Information

The test utilizes real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the amplification of specific DNA targets and utilizes fluorogenic target-specific hybridization probes to detect and differentiate DNA from: 

  • Bacterial vaginosis markers (Individual markers not reported) 
              Lactobacillus spp. (L. crispatus and L. jensenii) 
              Gardnerella vaginalis
              Atopobium vaginae
              Bacterial Vaginosis Associated Bacteria-2 (BVAB-2)
              Megasphaera-1

       • Candida spp. (C. Candida spp. (C. albicans, C. tropicalis, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis)

  • Candida glabrata
  • Candida krusei
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
​Marshfield ​Negative for all
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Marshfield ​Monday through Sunday ​1 day ​PCR Amplification
​*Testing performed once/day.
Sample must be received in the lab by 0400 to be tested same day. ​ ​ ​
For billing questions, see Contacts
Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87801 ​1 ​Bacterial vaginosis markers
​87481 ​1 ​Candida glabrata
87481​ ​1 ​Candida krusei
​87661 ​1 ​Trichonomas vaginalis
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.