Inappropriate specimen container, specimen received in a preservative, insufficient specimen volume.
Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, specimen may be held at room temp for no longer than 24 hours or it may be stored at 4°C or -20°C for up to 36 hours.
No Trichonomonas vaginalis observed.
LIMITATIONS OF TEST:
The specimen will be examined for Trichomonas vaginalis ONLY. One negative result does not rule out the possibility of Trichomonas vaginalis infection. The direct examination is negative in up to 30% of women with trichomoniasis. Samples contaminated with preparations containing iodine or by the immediate prior use of vaginal lubricants are not recommended.
Trichomonas vaginalis antigen detection.
The absence of the classical yellow, frothy vaginal discharge does NOT exclude the presence of Trichomonas.