Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA, Males

Supply #180030 APTIMA Unisex Collection

Test code: 90801

CPT code(s): 87661

Preferred specimen(s):

  • Aptima urine collection kit (yellow label)
  • Aptima unisex swab specimen collection kit (white label)

Reference Range(s):

T. vaginalis RNA, QL, TMA, Males - Not detected

This test was performed using the APTIMA® Trichomonas vaginalis assay (GEN-PROBE®).

Clinical Significance: This test is used to detect Trichomonas vaginalis in clinical specimens. The test has greater analytical sensitivity than culture methods.

Test FAQ: SureSwab® Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA

Alternative Name(s): T. vaginalis, Urine Trichomonas, Trichomonas Urine

Methodology: Transcription Mediated amplification (TMA)

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 180030 APTIMA Unisex Collection

Additional Tests with APTIMA Unisex as Preferred Specimen Colleciton Device:
11363, CT/NG
16494, SURESWAB®, CANDIDIASIS, PCR

Preferred Specimen: Male Urtheral Swab Specimen

Patient should not have urinated within an hour prior to specimen collection.

Unisex Male 1
Discard cleaning swab (white shaft with red print on label). The cleaning swab if NOT needed for male specimen collection. Insert specimen collection swab (blue shaft swab in package with green printing) 2 cm to 4 cm into urethra. Gently rotate swab clockwise for 2 to 3 seconds in urethra to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw swab carefully.

Unisex Male 2
While holding swab in hand, unscrew the tube cap. Do not spill tube contents. If the tube contents are spilled, discard and get a new APTIMA Unisex swab transport tube. Immediately place swab into transport tube so that the tip of the swab is visible below tube label. Carefully break swabs shaft at the score line against the side of the tube. Discard top portion of swab shaft.

Unisex Male 3
Re-cap swab specimen transport tube tightly.

Transport Container: Aptima® transport tube

Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 60 days
  • Refrigerated: 60 days
  • Frozen: 6 months

For additional supply or collection device information, please contact DLO's Customer Service at (800) 891-2917, option 2.

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