TRICHOMONAS ANTIGEN DETECTION
Trichomonas vaginalis detection
For vaginosis/vaginitis. Does not differentiate between viable and non-viable organisms. Other tests available: Vaginal Pathogens DNA Probe
, Wet Mount
. Not validated for any male source.
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, specimens from males
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 03:51:58 PM
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