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A 31-year-old female asked:

Went to the obgyn, did a pap test and she ordered blood testing but one of the pages it had vaginitis panel.do a separate lab, conduct that procedure?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: The order forms for any provider are designed locally. What they call a "panel"& what it includes is up to the providers that use it. It is a shorthand that speeds the ordering process. Depending on the size of the practice & its on site facilities, some or all of the testing may be done in house or sent out to an off site testing facility.

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Last updated Jan 17, 2019

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