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Test Code RMCGTYPROB Vaginal Pathogens, DNA Probe (GTY Probe)*

Important Note

*This test is orderable in Cerner

Gardnerella is an indicator organism of the condition Bacterial Vaginosis. While this organism can be present in normal vaginal specimens, only clinically significant concentrations of Gardnerella are detected by the Affirm VP III,. As with all laboratory tests, results should be evaluated with clinical signs and symptoms.

Performing Laboratory

Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Call Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory Customer Service at 802-747-1771 to obtain BD Affirm VPIII Transport System.


Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of collection.


Specimen Type: Vaginal
Container/Tube: BD Affirm VPIII Transport System
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions:  Collect vaginal specimen without lubricant.  Follow instructions on Transport system.

Reference Values


Days Performed


Analytical Time:

2 hours

Available Stat


Molecular Probe

Useful for diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis caused by Gardnerella vaginalis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and/or Candida species.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

CPT: 87480 (Candida species)

         87660 (Trichomatis vaginalis)

         87510 (Gardnerella vaginalis)

LOINC: 54144-1, 54143-3, 54142-5


Result Code: RMCL800277

Result Name: GTY Probe

Specimen Transport Temperature

Room Temperature