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Marilyn Posted Tue 01st of March, 2016 19:23:14 PM

What is the Clia Waived test for Vaginal Swab in re: Vaginitis

SuperCoder Answered Tue 01st of March, 2016 23:38:50 PM


Clia Waived test for vagina swab Test is an enzyme activity test for use in the detection of vaginal fluid specimens for sialidase activity, an enzyme produced by bacterial pathogens such as Gardnerella vaginalis, Bacteroides spp., Prevotella spp., and Mobiluncus spp. The OSOM BVBLUE Test is indicated for use in women suspected of having Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), e.g., women with vaginal discharge typical of BV and/or women with previous history of BV, as an aid in the diagnosis of BV infection.

Marilyn Posted Wed 02nd of March, 2016 16:23:24 PM

Help.I cannot seem to find the clia waived CPT code for this test.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 02nd of March, 2016 22:58:19 PM


The following codes might seem to be helpful:

87070 – Culture, bacterial; any other source except urine, blood or
stool, with isolation and presumptive identification of isolates

The following testing may be added if appropriate based on findings for
organism identification (multiple additions are possible if more than one
organism is identified).
87077 – Aerobic isolate, additional methods required for definitive
identification, each isolate (if appropriate)
87185 – Enzyme detection (eg, beta lactamase), per enzyme (if
87206 – Smear, fluorescent and/or acid fast stain for bacteria, fungi,
parasites, viruses or cell types (if appropriate)

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