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Trichomonas Antigen

Laboratory : Microbiology

Test ID/Workstation :
TRICS MMIC1
Specimen Type:
Vaginal washing, or vaginal swab
Tube Type:
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)
Availability:
Daily
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-746-9623
TAT:
1 hour
Additional Info:
Validated for vaginal specimens.
CPT Code:
87808