CPT Code: 87808|
Specimen Type: Vaginal washing, or vaginal swab
Tube Type/Collection Container: Sterile container containing 1.0 mL sterile (nonbacterial) saline, or a sterile rayon swab from the kit. Use of BD BBL CultureSwab (sterile or with Liquid Stuart's Media) is recommended. Swabs from other suppliers have not been validated and will be rejected.
Collection Volume: 1.0 mL
Cause for rejection: Insufficient Specimen; Eswab, Swabs with cotton tips, or wooden shafts are not acceptable. Urine specimens are NOT an acceptable specimen for the Trichomonas Antigen test.
Storage: Ambient <24hrs or Refrigerated (up to 36hrs)
Methodology: Immunochromatographic Assay
Special Instructions: Swabs from vagina are placed back in culturette or placed in sterile vial containing 1.0 mL sterile (nonbacteriostatic)saline.
TAT: 1 hour
Additional Info: Validated for vaginal specimens.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308