Trichomonas vaginalis RNA, Qualitative, TMA, Males

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


Fasting Required: No

Specimen: 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.

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 recognised 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)

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.