Test directory: Trichomonas vaginalis, Males

Ordering Code5677
Test NameTrichomonas vaginalis, Males
AliasTrichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA, Males
Preferred SpecimenUrine
Preferred ContainerAptima urine transport tube
Other Specimen/ContainerUrethral swab in Aptima unisex swab specimen collection kit, raw urine
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsMale 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. 2 mL of urine specimen MUST be transferred into the Gen-Probe Aptima Urine transport ASAP or within 24 hours of collection.
Handling InstructionsRaw urine must be kept refrigerated and transferred into
Aptima urine tube within 24 hours of collection.
Transport RequirementsAptima urine and swab collection kit
Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Ambient
Raw urine
Oahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAptima urine collection kit Ambient: 30 Days Refrigerated: 30 Days Frozen: 6 Months
Aptima urethral swab Ambient: 60 Days Refrigerated: 60 Days Frozen: 6 Months
Raw urine Refrigerated: 24 Hours Frozen: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaFemale urine, Vaginal swabs
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, MaleALLSee report.