CPT Code: 87808|
Specimen Type: Vaginal washing or vaginal swab
Tube Type/Collection Container: Sterile container containing 1.0 mL sterile (nonbacterial) saline, or BBL Culture Swab.
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