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16482: BV Smear Nugent Score Print View
BV Smear Nugent Score      
Source      

PRIMARY
1 Vaginal E-swab   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Amies w/Charcoal/Swab   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Vaginal swab Amies gel   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)  
  Air dried smear   Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  

Bacterial vaginosis in the symptomatic patient is defined as a shift in the vaginal flora from predominately lactobacilli to a variety of other morphologies.

Specimen Requirements: Preferred: Vaginal swab in E-swab, Amies gel,
liquid transport medium or similar or Air-dried smear

Other acceptable: Vaginal swab in Amies charcoal transport medium
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87205

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
METHODOLOGY: Gram stained smears are examined microscopically using a scoring system based on the relative amounts of bacterial morphotypes present. Reject Criteria: Broken Slides






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