Trichomonas Vaginalis, Culture

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

TRICH CUL

CPT CODE:

87081

TEST INFORMATION:

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.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Mon - Sat.

TURNAROUND TIME:

3 - 5 days

CONTAINER TYPE:

urine collection cup

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

15 mL of urine

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Specimens received from females, leaking specimens, refrigerated specimens, specimens received greater than 48 hours from collection.

MINIMUM VOLUME:

15 mL

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

Transport immediately to the laboratory at room temperature.

REFERENCE RANGE:

Not Isolated

METHODOLOGY:

Culture, using Trichomonas Inpouch method and Microscopic Exam.

REFERRAL LABORATORY:

Quest Diagnostics

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Refer to Trichomonas  Antigen test for female specimen protocol.

LAST UPDATED:

9-11-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Trichomonas