Trichomonas vaginalis by Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Trichomonas vaginalis by TM
Methodology:Transcription-mediated amplification
CPT Codes: 87661 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.
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Sample Collection for the Diagnosis of STD

Collection Instructions

Specimen:See collection instructions.
Collection Instructions:Vaginal, endocervical or male urethral swab in APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit (ARUP supply #28907). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect or contact Client Services at (800) 522-2787. OR First catch urine. OR Cervical brush in ThinPrep Pap test collection kit. See Associated Link for specific specimen collection and transport instructions.
Causes for Rejection:Large white swab included in APTIMA Unisex Swab Specimen Collection Kit is for preparatory cleaning of the endocervix and is unacceptable for testing. Specimens in any transport media other than indicated above. Specimen in swab transport media without a swab. Specimens from patients that are less than 14 years of age.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:See Associated Link. Indicate specimen source on sample. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:Stability: Swab in APTIMA Swab Specimen Transport Tube: 2 months at room temperature or refrigerated; 1 year frozen. Urine in APTIMA Urine Specimen Transport Tube: 1 month at room temperature or refrigerated; 1 year frozen. APTIMA Specimen Transfer Tube: 2 weeks at room temperature; 1 month refrigerated; 1 year frozen. ThinPrep Media: 1 month at room temperature or refrigerated. Frozen specimens are unacceptable.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2005506


Reference Range:Negative. A negative result does not completely rule out infection with T. vaginalis. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with other clinical data. This test has not been validated for use with self-collected vaginal swab specimens from patients. Performance of this test on vaginal swab specimens from pregnant women has not been evaluated.
Use:Detect T. vaginalis in various specimens.

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