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Test Code BVGS Bacterial Vaginosis Gram Stain

Additional Codes


Powerchart: Smear Direct Genital (Bacterial Vaginosis Gram Stain)

MA Cerner: Bacterial Vaginosis Gram Stain

Specimen Requirement

Vaginal:  Collect using the Cultureswab collection device.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Place the specimen in a sterile container or use a Cultureswab collection device to obtain the specimen. 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, within 1 hour of collection.

Reference Value

Normal:  BV Score 0-3:  Morphotypes consistent with normal vaginal flora
 BV Score 4-6:  Mixed morphotypes consistent with transition from normal vaginal flora.
 BV Score 7-10:  Mixed morphotypes consistent with bacterial vaginosis


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday during normal department hours.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

14361-0 Gram Stain for Bacterial Vaginosis

Test Method

Conventional Gram stain procedure and Nugent scoring criteria

Useful For

Detection of normal vaginal flora changes for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis.