Vaginosis/Vaginitis Panel (Trichomonas, Yeast and Gardnerella)
Label Mnemonic: TRIC
Epic Lab Code: LAB7263
Downtime Form: A-1a Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Requisition
Microbiology
BT 6004
356-2591
Bacteriology/Virology Section
Specimen(s):
Vaginal Swab
Specimen Instructions:
Specimens must be delivered to lab within 24 hours of collection.
Collection Medium:
Affirm Ambient Temperature Transport System
Minimum:
Specimens must be collected using the VPIII Collection and Transport Kit (Hospital Stores No. 74472).
Delivery Instructions:
Transport sample at room temperature or refrigerated.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1.5 hours (upon receipt in laboratory)
Comments:
This test is used as a screen for Trichomonas vaginalis, Candida species and Gardnerella vaginalis in vaginal secretions. Test is run daily.

Refer to the VPIII Collection and Transport product insert for detailed sample collection instructions.
Methodology:
Nucleic Acid Hybridization
CPT Code:
87661, 87510, 87480