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Test Code WTMTS Wet Prep, Genital LAB252

Test Method

Direct Unstained Wet Prep with Microscopy

Specimen Requirement

Collected by a physician or nurse using a vaginal speculum and
swab. Place the swab in a tube containing 1 ml of sterile saline.
Label the specimen appropriately with two identifiers, patient name
and another identifier, (patient ID number, DOB, etc.) include
specimen source, date and time of collection. Transport the
specimen to the laboratory. It is recommended that testing be
performed within 4 hours of collection.

Reference Values

No Trichomonas, yeast, clue cells or sperm seen.

Typically a few epithelial cells and
polys are seen with a background of mixed bacterial flora.


Monday through Sunday

Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at
the testing site.

CPT Code Information

87210 Identification of Organism form Primary Source and
Sensitivity Studies; wet mount of infectious agents

LOINC Code Information

12178-0 Bacteria [Presence] In Genital Specimen By Wet

Useful For

Detection of genital infection