Trichomonas Vaginalis RNA, Qualitative TMA, MalesMain Content
Test code: 90801
CPT code(s): 87661
- Aptima urine collection kit (yellow label)
- Aptima unisex swab specimen collection kit (white label)
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.
Alternative Name(s): T. vaginalis, Urine Trichomonas, Trichomonas Urine
Methodology: Transcription Mediated amplification (TMA)
Supply: A02 - APTIMA Unisex Collection
Preferred Specimen: Male Urtheral Swab Specimen
Patient should not have urinated within an hour prior to specimen collection.
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.
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.
Re-cap swab specimen transport tube tightly.
Transport Container: Aptima® transport tube
Transport Temperature: Room temperature
- 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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