Test Overview
Test Methodology

Culture

Test Usage

Detection of Trichomonas in urine, male urogenital specimens, amniotic fluid and female urogenital specimens other than vagina, urethra, cervix, or endocervix.

Reference Range *

No Trichomonas vaginalis detected.

Test Limitations

Specimens contaminated with stool may give a false positive result, since other species of Trichomonas may be present in the stool. A single negative result does not rule out the possibility of infection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

4 - 6 days

Soft Order Code
TRICH
MiChart Code
Trichomonas vaginalis, Culture (Urines and Male Swabs)
Synonyms
  • Culture, Trichomonas vaginalis
  • TRICH
  • Urine, Trichomonas Exam
  • Urogenital (male) Trichomonas Exam
  • TRICHOMONAS SCREEN
Laboratory
Microbiology
Section
Microbiology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Urogenital specimen is preferred. Collect ESwab (do not use Calgiswab) specimen of cervix, vagina (posterior fornix), urethra, semen, or amniotic fluid. Store at room temperature and send to MLabs within 12 hours of collection. Urine is also acceptable; collect first void morning specimen, with or without a prostate massage, and send in a sterile container. Store at room temperature and send to MLabs within 12 hours of collection. Birth control foams and jellies may interfere with this test.

Rejection Criteria
Specimens containing birth control foams or jellies; specimen older than one hour old and not in transport or a urine older than 12 hours and not in transport
Normal Volume
1 ESwab
Minimum Volume
1 ESwab
Storage Temperature
Ambient: Yes
Refrigerated: No
Frozen: No
Billing
CPT Code
87081
Fee Code
32226
NY State Approved
No