Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: June 17, 2021 @ 9:13 am

2823

Trichomonas RNA

Specimen:Collect:
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)

Also Acceptable:
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange)
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow)
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media
Submit:
  • Genital Swab in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.

Also Acceptable:
  • Random Urine in Aptima Kit-Urine (Yellow). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Random Urine in Sterile Specimen Container. Submit Refrigerated.
  • Vaginal Secretions in Aptima Kit-Multitest (Orange). Submit Refrigerated.
  • Swab in Viral Transport Media. 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 Pathology for further details (206) 623-3814.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Patients under 14 years of age.
    Swab transport tube with no swab, two swabs, a cleaning swab, or a swab not supplied by kit if aptima collection.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Month(s); Refrigerated: 2 Month(s); Frozen: 24 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Target Amplified Nucleic Acid Probe
Performed:Mon-Fri
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.
Components:
  • 2827 - TRICHOMONAS
  • 1128 - SOURCE
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