Test Catalog

Test

Code
U295
Name
CV/TV PCR (VULVOVAGINAL CANDIDIASIS/TRICHOMONAS VAGINALIS)
Description

Alternative Names: U295, CV/TV ASSAY, CANDIDIASIS, TRICHOMONIASIS, CV/TV PCR
Includes: Candida species (other), Candida glabrata, Trichomonas vaginalis
Sample Type: Vaginal
Preferred Container: Aptima Swab (Orange)
Alternate Container: Sample Volume:
Minimum Volume: 1 Swab
Handling Instructions: Refer to Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit package insert for specific collection instructions.
After collection, swab specimens in transport tubes can be stored at 2ºC to 30ºC for up to 30 days or -20ºC or -70ºC for an additional 60 days.
Transport Temperature: Ambient
Specimen Stability: Ambient: 1 month; Refrigerated: 1 month; Frozen: 2 months
Testing Frequency: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Expected Turn Around Time: 2 – 4 Days
Testing Facility: AEL
CPT Codes: 87481 X 2, 87661
Additional Information: Interpretative Data:
A negative result does not preclude a possible infection.
This test detects Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida glabrata, and other Candida species (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis, and C. tropicalis). The assay does not differentiate among organisms in the Candida species group.
Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical data. This test has not been validated for use with specimens collected by patients at home.
This test is intended for medical purposes only and is not valid for the evaluation of suspected sexual abuse or for other forensic purposes.

Ordering Recommendation: Aids in the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis and trichomoniasis by detection of Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida glabrata, and other Candida species (C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. dubliniensis, and C. tropicalis). Does not differentiate among organisms in the Candida species group.

Not recommended for patients under 14 years of age.