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Test Code DWP Direct Wet Prep

Specimen Type

Genital

Container

Vaginal, urethral, and penile discharge in sterile container (preferable) or vaginal swabs in small volume of saline. Send within 30 min of collection at ambient temperature.

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC collection instructions.

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Source: Urethra
 

Specimen Collection: Wipe urethra clean with sterile gauze. Obtain exudate or discharge with swab. Alternatively a swab may be inserted 2 cm inside the urethra for specimen collection. Place swab in a small amount of saline in sealable tube.

 

Specimen Transport: Immediate.
 

Specimen Source: Vaginal
 

Specimen Collection: Use a speculum with no lubricant. Place swab in a small amount of saline in a sealable tube.

 

Specimen Transport: Immediate.
 

See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • Category “Vaginal” and “Urethra”, Table 2 PARASITOLOGY

Availability

Monday through Saturday

Turnaround Time

Results available within one hour of specimen receipt in Microbiology lab.

Monday through Friday: 7am to 11:30 pm

Saturday: 7 am to 2:30 pm

STAT Availability

Available

Test Methodology

Direct microscopic examination

Additional Information

Maintain sterility and deliver to lab within 30 minutes of collection

CPT Code

87210

Test Includes

Direct microscopic examination for Trichomonas, clue cells, yeast, white blood cells, red blood cells, and bacteria.

STAT Turnaround Time

Results available within one hour of specimen receipt in Microbiology lab.

Reference Range

Negative

Fee Code

30687210