Detection of Trichomonas in urine, male urogenital specimens, amniotic fluid and female urogenital specimens other than vagina, urethra, cervix, or endocervix.
No Trichomonas vaginalis detected.
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.
4 - 6 days
- Culture, Trichomonas vaginalis
- Urine, Trichomonas Exam
- Urogenital (male) Trichomonas Exam
- TRICHOMONAS SCREEN
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.