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Vaginal Pathogen Panel


Name Method Department Units
Vaginal Pathogen Panel Qualitative Nucleic Acid Probe
CMI, Microbiology Detected or Not Detected

Battery Members

Candida species, Gardnerella vaginalis, Trichomonas vaginalis

Specimen Requirements

Vaginal swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Affirm VPIII Ambient Temperature Transport System


Room temperature - 72 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Do not freeze

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Frozen specimen
  • Collected in wrong swab system
  • Not received within specified time frame


Ordering recommendation: Use to detect common vaginal pathogens associated with vaginitis/vaginosis. This test is not recommended as stand-alone test for sexually transmitted infection testing or screening.

Specimens must be collected and transported in the BD Affirm VPIII ambient temperature transport system. Please contact Client Services (614)722-5477 for collection kit. 

CPT Code

  • 87480
  • 87510
  • 87660