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Trichomonas vaginalis is not part of the normal flora of the genital tract and is considered a pathogen when detected. Its identification is important for the control and treatment of trichomoniasis.
Mon - Sat.
3 - 5 days
urine collection cup
15 mL of urine
Specimens received from females, leaking specimens, refrigerated specimens, specimens received greater than 48 hours from collection.
Transport immediately to the laboratory at room temperature.
Culture, using Trichomonas Inpouch method and Microscopic Exam.
Refer to Trichomonas Antigen test for female specimen protocol.