Trichomonas Vaginalis, Urine to HCMC - Safe Child Only

Abbrev Code:TVU   
Order Code:LAB8123Order Name:Trich Urine COC for Safe Child
Methodology:Real-time PCR
CPT Codes: x1
Turnaround Time:Results are reported in 24-72 hours, Mon-Fri.
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Collection Instructions

Container:Aptima Yellow tube
Collection Instructions:
Urine - Female or Male First Catch Collection
Note: First catch urine must be transferred to an Aptima Urine Transport Reagent tube within 24 hours of collection.
  1. The patient should not have urinated for at least 1 hour prior to collecting the specimen. Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to specimen collection. Male patients should not cleanse the top of the penis prior to specimen collection.
  2. Patient should collect first 20-50 mL of the initial urine stream into a sterile, plastic, preservative-free container. Collection of larger volumes may result in specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity.
  3. Ensure the urine is well-mixed in the urine cup before transferring sample to the Aptima Transport tube.
  4. Transfer approximately 7 mL of urine into the transport tube. Urine must be filled to level within the window indicated on the tube provided in the kit within 24 hours of collection. Do not overfill.
  5. Replace the cap on the Aptima Transport tube, tighten securely and invert 3-4 times to mix.
  6. Label the transport tube with appropriate patient information.
Causes for Rejection:Midstream or catheterized urine samples, urine in preservative, overfilled or under filled urine transport tubes.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Urine must be transferred to an APTIMA urine transport reagent tube within 24 hours of collection.
**One APTIMA urine transport tube can be used for all three Safe Child ordered.
Shipping Instructions:Send at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin County Medical Center)
Referral Lab number:LAB0001365


Reference Range:Negative

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