555 Trichomonas Vaginalis by PCR

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
GYN Fluid
  or
Pap
YourSwab™ (BD ESwab): 7 Days
Aptima® Unisex Swab®: 7 Days, Ambient temperature
Urine-24 Hours: Ambient temperature
Liquid-based Pap (ThinPrep or SurePath): 21 Days, Ambient
Not Detected

Specimen Requirements

Preferred Specimen: GYN Fluid
Container: YourSwab (BD ESwab)
Temperature: Ambient
  or
Alternate Specimen: GYN Fluid
Container: APTIMA Unisex Swab
Temperature: Ambient
  or
Alternate Specimen: Pap
Container: Liquid-Based Pap Vial
Temperature: Ambient

Method

TMA (Transcription Mediated Amplification)

Schedule

Tues-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24-48hrs (excluding weekends)

Instructions/Notes

YourSwab (BD ESwab) or Aptima Unisex Swab--Endocervical (female) or urethral (male) sample Urine--2 mL urine using Aptima Urine Specimen Collection Kit Liquid-based Pap (ThinPrep or SurePath)--Cervical sample from junction of the ectocervix and endocerv

Clinical Utility

Molecular screening of women and men for Trichomonas vaginalis

CPT Codes

87660

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