Test Overview
Test Methodology

OSOM Trichomonas Rapid - Immunochromatography for Trichomonas Vaginalis antigen detection

Test Usage

Performed at authorized locations by point of care operators. This test assay is intended for the qualitative detection of Trichomonas vaginalis antigens from vaginal swabs. This test is intended for use in patients with symptoms of vaginosis/vaginitis or suspected exposure to the Trichomonas pathogen. Trichomonas infection is the most common, non-viral sexually transmitted disease worldwide. Effective diagnosis and treatment of the Trichomonas infections have been shown to eliminate symptoms.

Reference Range *


* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

•A negative result may occur due to low antigen concentrations below the sensitivity of the test kit.
•This test is valid only for vaginal swab specimens or saline solution from wet mount of a vaginal swab.
•This test does not differentiate between viable and non-viable organisms, nor between carriers and those that have an acute infection.
•Samples contaminated with iodine or vaginal lubricant may interfere with this test.

Test Details
Analytic Time

10 minutes

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Trichomonas Screen, Point of Care
Point of Care
Point of Care
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Using a female urogenital swab collect sample from the vagina, cervix and/endocervix.

Additional Information

For more test specific information, please refer to the test procedure found on the Michigan Medicine POC website: https://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/point-of-care

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