561 Candida Sp.& GardnerellaVaginalis

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Swab 30 days Not Isolated

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Swab
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient

Method

Real-Time PCR (Roche)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24-48 Hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To detect the presence of candida (causative agent of candidiasis or other yeast). Candidiasis is a common yeast infection that is due primarily to the overgrowth of Candida albicans and other species of Candida, which are part of the normal flora. To also detect gardnerella vaginalis.

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