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Test ID TVRNA Trichomonas vaginalis by Nucleic Acid Amplification, Varies

Useful For

Detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in female patients

Method Name

Transcription Mediated Amplification

Reporting Name

Trichomonas vaginalis Amplified RNA

Specimen Type

Varies


Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


This test is performed only on female patients.

 

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Specimen Type: Endocervix

Supplies: Swab, Aptima Male/Female Collection (T583) (also known as Aptima Collection Unisex Swab)

Specimen Volume: Adequate amount

Collection Instructions:

1. Endocervix specimens must be collected using the Aptima Collection Unisex Swab.

2. Use cleaning swab (white shaft) to remove excess mucus from endocervix and discard.

3. Insert second swab (blue shaft) 1 to 1.5 cm into endocervical canal, and rotate swab gently for 30 seconds. Avoid touching vaginal wall when removing swab.

4. Place second swab (blue shaft) into Aptima transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.

5. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

6. Transport and store swab container at 2 to 30° C (refrigerate is preferred temperature) within 60 days of collection.

 

Specimen Type: Vaginal

Supplies: Swab, Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit (T584)

Specimen Volume: Adequate amount

Collection Instructions:

1. Vaginal specimens must be collected using the Aptima Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit, formerly called Aptima Vaginal Swab Specimen Collection Kit).

2. Insert swab (pink shaft) about 5 cm past introitus and rotate gently for 30 seconds.

3. Place swab into Aptima transport tube provided in collection kit. Snap off swab at score line so swab fits into closed tube.

4. Cap tube securely and label tube with patient's entire name and collection date and time.

5. Transport and store swab container at 2 to 30° C (refrigerate is preferred temperature) within 60 days of collection.

 

Specimen Type: ThinPrep Specimen (Endocervix)

Supplies: Aptima Thin Prep Transport Tube (T652)

Container/Tube: ThinPrep (also called PreservCyt) Collection Kit

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Aliquot ThinPrep specimen for Trichomonas testing before processing for Pap smear. For each specimen, use a new pair of clean gloves.

2. Vortex ThinPrep/PreservCyt vial 3 to 10 seconds. Within 1 minute of vortexing:

A. Transfer 1 mL of specimen into the Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube using a disposable transfer pipette or a pipette tip containing a filter (aerosol barrier or hydrophobic plug).

B. Process only 1 ThinPrep and transfer tube set at a time.

C. Recap Aptima Specimen Transfer Tube tightly and gently invert 3 times to mix.

3. Label Aptima transfer tube with appropriate label.

4. Use remainder of ThinPrep specimen for Pap testing.

5. Transport and store specimen transport tube at 2 to 30° C (refrigerate is preferred temperature) within 30 days of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

See Specimen Required

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) APTIMA VIAL
  Frozen  180 days APTIMA VIAL
  Ambient  APTIMA VIAL

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

87661

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
TVRNA Trichomonas vaginalis Amplified RNA 46154-1

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC29 SOURCE: 31208-2
34810 Trichomonas vaginalis amplified RNA 46154-1

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

1 to 4 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.