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Trichomonas vaginalis

Alias/Synonym: Trich, TV, CV/TV Panel

CPT Code: 87661

Includes:
Trichomonas vaginalis
Specimen Type, Preferred:
Vaginal Swab
Specimen Type, Alternate:
ThinPrep Pap
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
3mL
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
1mL
Transport Container:
Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit, PreservCyte vial
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Rotate swab for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure swab touches vaginal wall.
Specimen Stability:
30 day(s)
Rejection Criteria:
Frozen
Clinical Significance:
Qualitative detection of trichomonas vaginalis in endocervical and vaginal swab specimens from symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals with a clinical presentation consistent of vaginitis or vulvovaginitis.
Limitations:
Turnaround Time:
3-5 day(s)
Reference Ranges:
Negative