Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: November 11, 2019 @ 10:13 am


Trichomonas RNA

  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit

Also Acceptable:
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit. Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit. Submit Refrigerated.
Special Handling:
  • Urine Specimens: The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to sampling. Do not cleanse the area prior to providing the specimen. Direct the patient to provide first-catch urine into a urine collection cup and then transfer appropriate amount of specimen into the transport tube. Please note: Sterile urine stable for 24-hours before being transferred to APTIMA kit.
    Testing can be performed on liquid pap media. Please call MLA for further details (206) 623-3814.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 2 Month(s); Frozen: 24 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87661
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

The Aptima TV Assay detects the presence of Trichomonas vaginalis by qualitative nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). Results depend on sufficient levels of DNA to be detected, absence of inhibitors and adequate sample collection. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings and should not preclude additional studies if findings do not correlate.
  • 2827 - TRICHOMONAS
  • 1128 - SOURCE
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