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Test Code KOHB KOH Preparation

Important Note

For the diagnosis of Bacterial Vaginosis.  Order GRMBV.  Gram Stain for the detection of Bacterial Vaginosis.

Additional Codes

Epic Test ID


Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Microbiology

Reference Values

Normal finding: no fungal elements seen

Abnormal finding: description of fungal elements seen


Direct Microscopic Examination

Includes direct microscopic examination for fungal

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Any specimen which is
representative of infection.

Vaginal:  eSwab

Oral: eSwab

skin/hair/nails: Steril Container

Container/Tube: Container appropriate for
type of specimen

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: 

1. Specimen source is required.

2. Label container with patient’s full name, date of
birth, date and time of collection, and source of
3. Causes for rejection include quantity not sufficient or dried

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 72 hours/Ambient 72 hours

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding