TRICHOMONAS ANTIGEN DETECTION
Trichomonas vaginalis detection
Specimen Collection Requirements
Do not use vaginal lubricants.
Aspirate vaginal secretions, or use swab, place in sterile tube with 0.5 mL saline, also acceptable, BBL culture swab with Stuarts transport
1 swab in 0.5 mL preservative free saline, 1 BBL culture swab in Stuart’s transport
Frozen specimen, leaking or nonsterile container
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 36 hours
This test is more sensitive for Trichomonas than the Wet Mount or Vaginal Pathogens DNA Probe in validation studies. Can be used in conjunction with Wet Mount for better sensitivity in detecting Trichomonas vaginalis.
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