Test directory: Trichomonas vaginalis, Females

Ordering Code5633
Test NameTrichomonas vaginalis, Females
AliasSureSwab Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA,
Preferred SpecimenVaginal Swab
Preferred ContainerAptima Combo 2 Transport media
Other Specimen/ContainerEndocervical swab in Aptima unisex swab specimen collection kit, Urine in Aptima urine collection kit, raw urine
Optimum Volume1 Swab
Collection InstructionsFemale urine: The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Patient to provide a first-catch urine (20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a clean urine collection cup. Patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen
2 mL of urine specimen MUST be transferred into the
Gen-Probe Aptima Urine transport tube ASAP or within 24 hours of collection.
Handling InstructionsRaw urine mut be kept refrigerated and transferred into
Aptima urine tube within 24 hours of collection.
Transport RequirementsAptima swab and urine collection kit
Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Raw Urine
Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAptima Vaginal/Endocervical swab Ambient: 60 days Refrigerated: 60 days Frozen: 6 months
Aptima urine collection kit Ambient: 30 days Refrigerated: 30 days Frozen: 6 months
Raw urine Refrigerated: 24 hours Frozen: 24 hours
Rejection CriteriaMale urine, Male urethral swab
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time5 Days
MethodologyTranscription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
T. vaginalis RNA, QL, TMA, FemaleALLSee report.