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Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA, Males (90801)

Methodology

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)


Synonyms

T. vaginalis; Urine Trichomonas; Trichomonas Urine

Specimen Type

Swab or Urine

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB0800005

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

1-2 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

Male Urethral Swab or Urine (male)

Container Type

APTIMA Unisex Swab or Urine Transport Tube

Collection Instructions

Male urine: The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Patient to provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. Collection of large volumes of urine may result in specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. 2 mL of urine specimen must be transferred into the Gen-Probe APTIMA Urine transport ASAP or within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed. Urine specimens must be refrigerated pending transfer into APTIMA transport medium.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 30 Days (60 Days for Swab); Refrigerated: 30 Days (60 Days for Swab); Frozen: 6 Months

Rejection Criteria

Vaginal swabs; Female urine

Processing Instructions

Male urine: 2 mL of urine specimen must be transferred into the Gen-Probe APTIMA Urine transport ASAP or within 24 hours of collection and before being assayed. Urine specimens must be refrigerated pending transfer into APTIMA transport medium.


CPT Codes

87661


Revised

12/19/23

Initials

SA