SureSwab® Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, QL, TMA, Female - Unisex Collection

Supply #A02 APTIMA Unisex Collection

Test code: 19550
Note: For male specimens, see Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA, Males (test code 90801).

CPT code(s): 87661

Methodology transcription: Mediated amplification (TMA)

Reference range(s):

T. vaginalis RNA, QL TMA Not detected

This test was performed using the Aptima® Trichomonas vaginalis Assay (GEN-PROBE®).

Test FAQ: SureSwab® Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA

Alternative name(s): Urine Trichomonas, Vaginitis, Trichomoniasis

Additional preferred specimen(s):

Collection Guide: 

Supply: A02 Aptima Unisex Collection

Additional Tests with Aptima Unisex as Preferred Specimen Colleciton Device:
11363, CT/NG
10016, SureSwab® Advanced Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), TMA
10121, SureSwab Advanced Candida Vaginitis (CV), TMA

Unisex Female 1

Use cleaning swab (white shaft swab with red printing) to remove excess mucus from cervical os and surrounding mucosa. Discard this swab.*

Unisex Female 2
Insert collection swab (blue shaft swab with green printing) into endocervical canal. Gently rotate swab clockwise for 10 to 30 seconds to ensure adequate sampling. Withdraw swab carefully; avoid any contact with vaginal mucosa.

Unisex Female 3
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 Female 4
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

Reject criteria:

  • Male urethral swab

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

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.