Bacterial Vaginosis Screen (View in report form.)
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|TEST INFORMATION: ||
The Bacterial vaginosis screen utilizes a standardized scoring system (Nugent''''s) for the interpretation of Gram-stained vaginal smears to aid in the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis. Test has a sensitivity of 89.1% and specificity of 83.1%.
|DAYS PERFORMED: |
Daily, 24 hours
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|CONTAINER TYPE: ||
culturette or sterile cup
swab of vaginal wall or discharge
|SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: ||
specimen must be from vagina
|REJECTION CRITERIA: ||
specimens other than vaginal secretions
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|HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: ||
room temperature 24 hours
|REFERENCE RANGE: ||
0-3 normal, 4-6 altered vaginal flora, 7-10 bacterial vaginosis
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST: ||
Interpretation of test has not been validated on pre-menarcheal girls or post-menopausal women
Gram stain using the Nugent Scoring system
|ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: |
Nugent score = 4 -6 indicates altered vaginal flora which frequently represents a transitional stage. If signs and/or symptoms persist, repeat testing may be warranted.
Nugent score = 7 - 10 is indicative of Bacterial vaginosis
Quantity of wbc yeast and clue cells reported.
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|TEST SYNONYM(S):||vaginosis screen, non-specific vaginitis, anaerobic vaginosis, Gardnerella vaginalis vaginitis screen|
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