Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA, Female

We are required to report positive results for this test to the CDC.


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Female Urine
The patient should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to specimen collection. Patient to provide a first-catch urine (approximately 20-30 mL of the initial urine stream) into a urine collection cup free of any preservatives. Collection of larger volumes of urine may result in specimen dilution that may reduce test sensitivity. Patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing the specimen.

Results: 7-10 Business Days

Description: Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common curable sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Infections in women can range from no symptoms to severe inflammatory vaginitis. In men, this infection typically shows no symptoms but is increasingly being recognized as a cause of non-gonococcal urethritis (inflammation of the uretha). This parasite only infects the urogenital (urinary and genital) tract.

Methodology
Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Alternative Name(s)
Urine Trichomonas, Vaginitis, Trichomoniasis

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.